Los Angeles (Calif.) Loyola product, John Young (6-4, 250, 4.75) is a very interesting prospect. Not just because he plays for a program that has had an excellent reputation sending its best players to the D-I level.
Young will play tight end and defensive tackle when his senior season rolls around, but he earned second-team all-league honors as a wide receiver his junior season after catching 14 passes for 132 yards and one touchdown.
Young has the versatility that colleges love in a prospect and you have to like the fact that Young doesn't have a partiality to what position he will play in college. He wants to play wherever the college, he ends up at thinks he can make a difference.
Young is very quick for a big man and has a very lean frame that D-I schools love in a prospect. He has the potential to put on weight and not lose a step.
In the weight room, Young as a current bench of 275, squats 405 and power cleans 255.
On the recruiting trail, Young has offers on the table from UCLA and UNLV. He getting recruiting attention from Arizona, Oregon, Stanford, Washington, Oklahoma and LSU.
Young is planning on participating at the NIKE Camp in Palo Alto on May 17th. He is also going to attend UCLA's one day camp and USC's Rising Senior Camp in June.
At this time, Young doesn't have any favorites and is interested in all the schools that have shown recruiting interest in him.
What is Young looking for in a college?
"Definitely I am looking at getting a good education," Young said. "Getting a good education will get me far in life after football."
"I have no preference on location at this time," Young said. "And of course, a good football program where I can reach my full potential as a college athlete."
Like most Loyola athletes, Young is an outstanding student who carries a 3.6 GPA in a very rigorous academic institution.