The Byrnes Rebels were rolling this past weekend under the guidance of 2016 quarterback Micah Young. The rising junior prospect steered the ship en route to another Palmetto State Showdown 7on7 Championship on Saturday. We caught up with Young afterwards to talk about how things are going currently and what it felt like to guide his team to another impressive 7 on 7 championship heading towards next season.
We asked the 2016 prospect exactly what grade he'd give his performance from the event this weekend?
"I would rate my performance about a B. There were a few times where my playing just wasn't there, I made a few mistakes but I bounced back and my defense picked me up."
Young shared with us what aspects of his game he felt improved over the course of the two day event.
"I felt like I was better with my reads and better with my eyes moving the safeties over."
The Rebels won the event and also the 7on7 championship at Auburn University earlier this off season. Has having some success helped the 2016 prospect's confidence along with his team as a whole?
"I believe it has given us a little more confidence but we know at the end of the day we want that state championship. Winning some of these 7 on 7's is definitely a great start or step in the right direction to making that happen."
So what is Young's mindset right now heading towards his first varsity start at quarterback for the Rebels in a little over a month?
"My mindset right now is just going in everyday trying to get better with my teammates and becoming a better leader on and off the field."
During the course of the weekend we saw Byrnes head coach Brian Lane schooling his young quarterback in between series and you could see Young's confidence growing as his coach would instill positives and explain to him other options after making plays or reads for his team. That confidence from his coach has meant a lot to Young and his game.
"Coach Lane is a great guy and knowing that he's confident in me makes a huge difference. He puts me in situations to see how I respond to the call. What he expects from me is to lead my team and leading my team is exactly what I'm going to do."
As we mentioned earlier, Young's performance earned him the MVP honors from the event.
"It was great man I didn't feel like I deserved it because my defense picked me up so many times but I bounced back and we were able to win it. It was a great tournament."
Still trying to get better and earn more looks we asked Young if he's heard from any schools since our last interaction with him.
"Not really but they will soon..."
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