Two Pac 10 schools have their eyes on Young

He isn't the biggest corner on the block, but Palomar CB Anthony Young (5-9, 175) is out to prove it isn't the size of the body, it's the size of the heart that matters. With this season shaping up to be a good one for the talented cover-man, he's got five offers under his belt, but two Pac 10 schools have started to pick up the pace and could be offering very soon...

Last weekend, the diminutive corner decided he wanted the challenge of taking on Saddleback's 6-8 freshman wide receiver T.J. Knowles to prove to people he could cover big receivers.

"I wanted to take on that challenge and show people I could play against receivers any height, weight or whatever and I think I did that," Young proudly told "He only had three receptions against me for 53 yards and I kept him out of the endzone which wasn't easy, but I think I showed I could take on anyone."

Up to that point, Knowles had posted 22 receptions and led the Gauchos in receiving yards with 398 and four touchdowns.

"He's big and physical, but I can play physical too," Young said. "It was all about attitude for me and knowing that I could get it done. Now schools are starting to see that I can face anyone and be successful."

Coming into the season, Young had offers from Colorado State, Nevada, Tulsa, Utah State and San Diego State and now two Pac 10 schools have let it be known they like what they've seen so far.

"Washington and Cal are both real close to offering me," Young said. "I talk to coach (Demetrice) Martin from Washington every week and they just asked for my transcripts. I should know pretty soon about an offer from them. They really seem interested.

"Cal also asked for film and transcripts from me, so they are close too."

Statistically, Young is having a fine season, posting 28 tackles while leading Palomar with four interceptions and nine passes defensed.

Young plans to graduate in December and he'll have three years to play two wherever he ends up.

Palomar plays host to Santa Ana this weekend.

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