Vincent Young, the Rivals 100 Dual-Threat Quarterback from Houston, Texas led the Madison Marlins to 10-2 mark last year and a spot in the playoffs. He passed for nearly 1300 yards and 14 touchdowns while complimenting that with nearly 1000 yards rushing and 13 touchdowns.
This summer he participated in the Elite 11 camp in Orange County, California. “Bob Johnson, the quarterback coach there showed me a lot. They said I did real good,” said Vincent, “and that I pick up things quick.”
Two-a-days picked up on August 13th and school began on August 20th. Last Thursday evening, Young was recognized by the Touchdown Club as the preseason Player of the Year for the Greater Houston area.
“It was real nice,” Young said.
On the recruiting front, Young says that he has received close to 50 offers alone. Currently he has whittled his list down to a top six, which are, in no particular order, Miami, Louisiana State, Florida State, Kansas State, Southern Miss and Oklahoma.
Young's comments about each follow:
Miami: “I like the coaching staff. Mostly how their team works together to constantly go to big bowl games every year.”
Louisiana State: “Now that’s a team that I like. They’re young and (the) coach doesn’t mind playing freshmen.”
Florida State: “One of my favorites. I’ve liked them since I was young.”
Kansas State: “I don’t know too much about them but they run the option and our offense is option too.”
Oklahoma: “That’s a school I am looking at and I just got information on them. They are the national champions and I like to win.”
Southern Miss: “That’s a small college…well not really a small college. They change up some things and I wouldn’t mind taking a small school to a bowl game.”
Young plans on waiting until after the season before taking his visits.