Originally posted on CaneInsider  |  Last updated 8/20/13
National championship linebacker Kenny Young  (6’2/220) of powerhouse John Curtis Christian School in River Ridge, La. has dozens of scholarship offers to play college football and is still considering the University of Miami. “I still keep in touch with coach Michael Barrow.  I’ll talk coach Golden every now and again.  They’re still interested,” he says. Barrow the assistant coach at the linebacker position for Miami visited John Curtis and Young this past spring to watch him work out. “He knows I can move and everything that I’m capable of doing,” Young said of Barrow and why Miami is interested in his services. Though, when you play for a national power, it’s difficult and probably a nuisance to focus on recruiting during the school year.  For that reason, Young has decided to just put his team first.” “Right now, I just kind of put it to the side the last week or so.” His high school head coach, J.T. Curtis, Jr. a member of the Louisiana sports Hall of Fame, doesn’t like his players to commit during the season.  Though Young says it’s not quite that harsh. “It’s really not that, it’s once you commit, you have to commit.  He doesn’t believe in decommitting.” As rare as that is, it’s that kind of commitment and discipline that sculpts national powers.  Young is currently in a continuous mode of reflection about his college football future.  He also is deciding what he wants to major in academically in college.  All of these are factors that will help point him toward the right college choice. “Once I take my officials, I’ll make a decision from there,” he says. Other key factors include which schools are recruiting him the hardest, a place he can see himself living and his relationship with his position coach.  Those are all very important to Young as he begins to make his final decision. Recently, Young narrowed his list of scholarship offers to 10 schools that he will consider verbally pledging to attend.  They are the University of Miami, LSU, Ole Miss, Florida, Florida State, Michigan, UCLA, Texas A&M, Tennessee and Oklahoma State. With so many choices, Young pledges to begin breaking that list down soon, but right now he’s focused on the season. “Honestly, the only thing I know about is football,” he said when asked about his future plans in college.  “I pray [to God] and my answer is always football.” Young does have ties to the University of Miami.  His cousin (mother’s nephew), LaRon Bryd, played wide receiver for the Hurricanes graduating in 2012 and going on to play for the Arizona Cardinals where he’s currently on injured reserve. Though performance isn’t a huge factor for how teams recruiting him show up on the field this year, Young does say “I want to go to a winning program, a program that’s known for winning.” He thinks Miami has done well despite “distractions” and says “so we’ll have to see after this year.” With so many schools recruiting him and with such a national platform, Young will certainly have the ability to choose whichever school he wants.  Stay with CaneInsider as we continue to follow his recruitment.   The post Miami Still an Option for 2014 LB Kenny Young appeared first on CaneInsider | Miami Hurricanes Athletics and Recruiting.
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