Palomar's Young locks things down

The Palomar roster is loaded with D-1 talent on both sides of the ball and they may have the best secondary in California this year. Heading up things for the Comets in the deep patrol is CB Anthony Young (5-9, 178) who plays much bigger than his size would indicate. JCFootball.com caught up with Young recently and he updated us on things including which schools could be offering very soon...

Young prepped at Colony High School in Ontario, California and decided to head to Palomar to continue playing football.

"Palomar is always a top team and the coaches here, especially coach G.T. (Comets DB coach Greg Taylor), they really work you hard and try to improve you on the field as well as in the classroom," Young told JCFootball.com. "I love it here and I think it will only help me in whatever I do in the future."

As a freshman in 2008, Young had an outstanding season for the Comets, posting 73 tackles, 17 passes defensed, three forced fumbels, two fumble recoveries, two interceptions and one sack.

"I filled (the stat sheet) up," Young said with a chuckle. "I'm a physical corner, so I love playing man-to-man, but I think every corner likes doing that.

"Even though I prefer man-to-man, we play zone and I feel comfortable doing that too and it allows you to break on the ball and read things a little better."

Besides his solid frame, Young also sports a 4.5 forty time, a 37-inch vertical and he puts up 300 pounds on the bench.

Recruiting has also been in full-force with four schools extending offers to the talented corner.

"Tulsa, Colorado State, Utah State and Nevada have all offered me," Young said. "I was real flattered when they all offered me, but I'm not going to make a commitment anytime soon.

"Oregon, South Florida, Utah, Arizona, UCLA, Kansas State, Kansas, TCU, Iowa State and West Virginia are all recruiting me too and I think West Virginia and South Florida could be close to offering, but right now they haven't yet at this point."

Young has been hard at work in the classroom since he arrived at Palomar and is on pace to graduate in December and he'll have three years to play two wherever he ends up.

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