Pensacola (Fla.) Catholic safety Ladarion Young was beginning to build some recruiting momentum in the spring before a shoulder injury ended that abruptly. The injury required surgery and sidelined him throughout the summer. The good news though, is that there is a light at the end of the tunnel and Young should be returning to action in a couple months.
"Right now I am doing well," Young said. "I am just doing my physical therapy and things are positive. I am also working out with my team as well, getting back in shape. They say I am recovering ahead of schedule. They said I may end up missing around two games, but that I should be back pretty early to face Pensacola who is one of the top schools in our area."
The 6-foot, 175-pound defensive back is itching to return to action.
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"I am so ready to get back out there," Young said. "I went to the Alabama camp and just had to watch, it was like torture to me. I just wanted to participate so bad. I want to be able to showcase myself and hopefully get some offers. It has just been torment being sidelined."
At this stage, he is still sitting at just one offer but says numerous other schools remain heavily interested.
"Florida A&M is my only offer," Young said. "I am still getting interest from Alabama, Florida, South Florida - the schools that I talked to from the beginning. Nobody dropped off, they are just waiting for me to get back on the field."
Prior to the start of his senior season, Young is hoping to take an unofficial visit to an in-state school.
"I am actually planning on going to South Florida in about a week or so," Young said. "I just want to go and see the school. That is all I have planned."
As a junior, Young played at Cantonment (Fla.) Tate.