LSU wants Young

Kenny Young

John Curtis Christian LB Kenny Young collected an LSU offer yesterday, and you can get his reaction inside...

Kenny Young, who is ranked among the top 300 juniors in the nation, talked about getting an offer from LSU during yesterday's "Boys From The Boot" event in Baton Rouge.

"At the end of the day, they said Coach (Les) Miles wanted to speak with my dad and me," Young recalled. "We had a real conversation where Coach Miles got to know me and we learned a few things about him.

"He said, 'Kenny, we're offering,' and said I'm a tremendous player with the potential to play at a high level on the next level. He'd watched my film."

Young, ranked as the No. 11 junior OLB in the country, can play inside or outside.

"Coach Miles just said 'middle linebacker,'" Young related. "I moved around a lot this season and know all the linebacker positions. I like to cover, and I like to stop the run.

"Man, it felt good to have a top school like LSU offer me. It's a huge offer and opportunity. It's humbling. A lot of people thought this would not happen after my injury last year."

Young's sophomore season ended prematurely when he suffered an ankle injury that required subsequent surgery.

"It was a very productive day at LSU," he continued. "I talked to Coach Tommy (Moffitt), Coach Frank (Wilson) and Coach (John) Chavis. It was a great junior day; my dad and I felt comfortable."

Young, who also holds an Ole Miss offer, has no plans to commit soon.

"I've said before that I'm going to wait until National Signing Day and that's what I intend on doing," he said.

Young talked about the recent UA combine in Florida.

"There was a lot of competition going against some of the best running backs in the country," he said. "It went good. There were a lot of nice guys there and I put up good numbers. It was competitive and - all in all - it was fun."

Young declined to mention any specific numbers from testing at the combine.

The 6-2, 225-pounder was third on the team in tackles at national champion John Curtis Christian.

"What happened was we found ourselves, found that chemistry," Young answered when asked about the top-ranked Patriots' season. "It was unbelievable."

Curtis defeated Evangel Christian Academy to capture the Louisiana Class 2A state title.

"The defense was on the field most of the game, and Duke Riley and I were able to lead us," said Young, who should have a monster senior campaign with Riley (led squad in stops the past three years) moving to the college ranks.

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