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Young Taking In Games

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Union, S.C. offensive lineman Eric Young has been quite busy taking unofficial visits. It seems he's following around one specific team.
"I was at the Florida-South Carolina game a couple of weekends ago and I was at the Clemson-South Carolina game this past weekend," said the 6-foot-4, 260-pounder. "I've seen a bunch of South Carolina games now I guess. I feel like I'm travelling with the team."
While it may look that way, Young is doing more than just getting an early start on his Gamecock career.
"I like Florida and Clemson so I wanted to see them play," he said. "Both atmospheres were great and I like both teams. I was there as a guest of each so I was sort of pulling for them, but all the while cheering for USC as well. It's all pretty confusing."
Young still has only one official visit set as he's going to North Carolina on Jan. 10. With the Shrine Bowl in late December and the practice that goes with it, he'll have a very busy January.
"I need to take five visits in those five weeks," he said. "I might not need all five, but I'm going to schedule them."
So who gets them?
"Well, I have UNC set now, South Carolina and Clemson will probably get one and the last two will be between Virginia, Florida, Tennessee and Georgia. I really don't know just yet."
Young said more and more teams are talking about giving him the choice between playing offense or defense (defensive tackle).
"I'm not sure which I want to play, I just want to find someplace I can call home," he said. "This is tougher than I thought it would be."
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