One of the top rising junior cornerbacks on the East Coast has come to a decision. The 6-foot-1, 198-pounder out of Wheaton (Md.) Good Counsel made his choice today between Maryland, Stanford, Virginia Tech and Boston College.
"I committed to Stanford," 2010 cornerback Louis Young said. "I have not yet been to the school, but I plan to be going out there pretty soon.
"I have talked a lot about it with Jelani Jenkins and Terrence Stephens out of Quince Orchard. Both of them have been out there and I'm pretty confident I'll like it."
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What did Young like about Stanford?
"Mostly I like the coaches quite a bit," he said. "My recruiting coach, Coach Shaw I felt very comfortable with. He and Coach Harbaugh made me comfortable.
"I also like the recruiting class they are putting together this year and the academic opportunity. Plus, if I get injured I know I'll come away with a top degree and be set for life."
A month ago Young was considering Maryland and Virginia Tech and close to a decision then.
"I was thinking about committing a month ago," he said. "My dad talked me into slowing things down. I was high on Maryland at the time and I still like their program, but I'm concerned my recruiting coach might not be there by the time I got there.
"As for Virginia Tech, I like the coaches, but I didn't feel that great about the area."
The Maryland corner is happy to be done with the decision, but confirmed he may still look around.
"I wanted to get it over with, I wasn't a fan of the recruiting process," he said. "However, I could see myself taking visits down the line. As of right now I want to go to Stanford."
Does this decision impact Jelani Jenkins at all?
"No, it doesn't impact him at all," Young said. "Jelani is his own person and this will have zero effect on him whatsoever."