Detroit Renaissance offensive guard Lawrence Young is part of one of Detroit's top up-and-coming high school football programs. He's just one of at least five players that will get serious Division I looks this fall.
But he's definitely one of the better in the bunch.
At 6-foot-3 and 270 pounds and with a 300-pound bench-press, Young projects as an interior offensive linemen. He's working hard this summer to get better as both a prospect and a player.
"I think I want to get a little stronger and maybe get my technique down better," he said. "I'm getting pretty good with my technique, but I'd like to work on my footwork as well. Everyone tells me I have a real quick first couple of steps. So I guess I'm pretty quick for my size."
Young already has one offer on the table, but he hopes to add even more to that list soon.
"Central Michigan offered me not too long ago," he said. "Then I've been talking to Syracuse, Western Michigan, Michigan State and Eastern Michigan. I want to get up to see Central, but the way my schedule is right now I don't know when I'm going to do it."
"I'm just keeping it open for now."
Young has a few things that will be important for him when it comes time to make a decision.
"I want to get out and experience life on my own so I can adapt to it," he said. "But I don't know if I want to get too far away from home.
"The academics program is also important to me. Because you can always go do something else with your degree after football. Location and academics have a lot to do with my decision."