Still Grabbing Attention

The recruitment of Maryland four-star cornerback Louis Young has been an on again, off again relationship with Stanford, who Young has committed to twice over the last seven months. With colleges still unsure of the strength of Young's commitment, assistant coaches continue to pursue the talented prospect, including Wisconsin.

MADISON - The growing trend in college football is an early commitment. It seems as though prospects start earlier and earlier every year. For Louis Young (Olney, MD) that was definitely the case.

Young was offered by many programs early on and committed to Stanford. He had de-committed, but a few weeks ago after a visit to California, he recommitted to the Cardinal, but the attention from college recruiters didn't stop.

College recruiters have flocked to Our Lady Good Counsel High School to see what Young has to offer. "I'm a big corner, 6-foot 1 190 pounds," Young told Badger Nation. "All muscle pretty much. My technique is getting better every day. My DB coach is Coach Rahim. He helps me work on my technique and we work at it every week."

Although Young has recommitted to Stanford, college coaches are still talking to him. "Even though I'm pretty solid with my commitment, a lot of other schools are still recruiting me," Young said. "Virginia Tech, BC, UConn, Maryland are staying on me. Also I'm getting interest from Virginia and Michigan. Total, I have about 30 offers."

Wisconsin has tried to recruit Maryland very hard this year, offering numerous players and Wisconsin has been after Young for a long time. "I got my Wisconsin offer about three months ago," Young explained. "We (My teammates and I) are always talking about going out there for a visit, but that is up in the air right now. I really don't know too much about the campus."

"That was a big key in the recommitment to Stanford," he added. "When I saw the campus I kind of knew I could do it, but even with my recommitment it is kind of tough right now with the coaches calling and talking. So, I guess it is going to be even tougher with staying committed."

While a visit to Wisconsin might not be in the plans, Young does have an idea of where he could go. "I'm going to Virginia Tech with my Cousin, Ricardo Young," Young explained. "I might go out to Wake Forest, Virginia, UConn and probably Boston College. I can go to Maryland anytime. Mainly I am just working out with my teammates, trying to get better and stronger."

Young thinks that he can be even better with the work in the offseason. "I'm looking to be a playmaker, just make impact plays and help my team in any way, in the weight room or on the field. A lot of teams are going to be sleeping on us, because we lost a lot of key players from last year."

Coach Cooks is the main recruiter for the big cornerback from Maryland. "He is a cool guy and came to the school about a month ago," Young said. "He is a really laid back guy, but he means business. He is young and ready to win. I gravitate towards that because I'm a winner. I'm really good friends with Kevin Johnson, who is also from Maryland. I know he is going to be out there for a visit and has an offer as well."

While Young has gotten a lot of attention from college coaches, he also has another decision to make. "The Army Game and the Under Armour Game have given me offers to play in their games and I will make a decision later in the year which one to play in."

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