SEC school shows interest in Young

Week after week, Palomar CB Anthony Young (5-9, 175) continues to see his recruiting stock climb and this past week he heard from an SEC school that is desperate for help in the secondary. JCFootball.com caught up with the talented cover-corner recently and he updated us on the latest developments...

"I got a call from Auburn real recently," Young told JCFootball.com. "They told me they are looking for a guy to come in and be a playmaker and that I'm a guy they really like. They wanted my film and my transcripts and said they would be recruiting me now.

"It's exciting. It's the SEC and they are a great program. I'll keep things open to anyone that wants to recruit me."

Also in the race are the five schools that offered Young early on -- Colorado State, Nevada, Tulsa, Utah State and San Diego State -- as well as a Pac 10 school who seems to get closer and closer to offering.

"Washington keeps talking to me and told me they got through my transcripts and now they have to go to the academic board to make sure I don't have to take any extra classes or anything," Young said. "If they get the go-ahead, I think they will offer me pretty soon and if they do they are a school I really want to check out because of coach (Demtrice) Martin and because I know a player up there (James Johnson) and his brother (Greg Taylor) is my coach here at Palomar."

So far this season, Young has been outstanding in the Comets' secondary, leading the team in interceptions with four and passes defensed with 11 while racking up 37 tackles from his corner position.

"I like being physical and matching up against anyone a team throws at me," Young said. "Give me a big, physical guy or a quick, speedy guy and I'll do what I have to do to show that I can play against anyone.

"I love to compete and to get out on the field and show what I can do. It's what makes the game fun."

Young is on pace to sign with a school in December and he'll have three years to play two wherever he ends up.

This weekend Palomar, 7-2 and ranked 17th in the JC Grid-wire National Top 25, takes on Orange Coast and then the Comets have their bye week and Young said he's hoping to set up a visit to Tulsa that weekend.

We'll continue to track Young's progress and update things as they happen regarding his recruitment.

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