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Young receiving interest from all directions

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Pick a direction, any direction, and you will find a college program seeking the services of Rivals250 linebacker Kenny Young.
The River Ridge (La.) John Curtis defender has seen offers come from the Big 12, Pac-12, ACC, SEC, and Big Ten. In the last week, he has added Michigan, Georgia Tech, Houston, Mississippi State, Texas A&M and Arizona State.
Life is good, but Young admits he had some doubts at first.
"Ole Miss was my first offer, and it took a couple of months for my second offer, which was LSU," Young said. "Through that process, I was thinking, 'Am I going to get recruited highly?' I just stayed patient and kept praying, and God has blessed me with more offers. It's what I wanted. I wanted this. It's just coming in like crazy now."
Crazy as it may be, Young is enjoying it all.
"It feels real good," Young said. "I'm getting thrown a lot of attention. I'm picking up offers. I picked up two yesterday and two today. That felt really good. My goal is to stay humble and think positive and know that I still have work to get done. My recruiting process is going to be huge, because I'm going to go all the way out to signing day with it. So I just have to stay focused and humble and pray about everything. That's how things go day-by-day."
As Young pointed out, he plans to take the recruiting process extend to signing day. In the day and age of early commitments, and flip-flop de-commitments, it is a rare decision, but it is one he arrived at after much contemplation.
"My family, they asked me if I was going to commit when I had a couple of offers and I told them no. The main reason why is I want to weigh everything out," Young said. "Me being a top prospect, I want to take care of my future and look at it carefully and get as much time as possible and see what's best for me and my family. That's why I'm going to wait until signing day."
While a decision may not be in the near future, he knows what he is looking for in a college program. Education is the first thing on the list, followed quickly by his relationships with the coaching staff. Distance, he said, does not matter.
At this point, he is not naming any leaders.
"I want to give everyone a chance," Young said. "Actually, I really like everyone who has offered me. I'm interested in them. I could go in as a freshman and have a bright future and set my life at any one of those schools and they would be a great fit for me. I'll have to go on visits and see how things really are."
Young is ranked No. 191 in the Rivals250 and holds offers from Arizona State, Baylor, Florida, Georgia Tech, Houston, LSU, Michigan, Ole Miss, Mississippi State, Nebraska, Oklahoma State, Tennessee, Texas A&M, Tulane, and UCLA.
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