2013 RB Kendrick Young (6’0, 200, 4.43/40) of Gentry HS in Mississippi claims offers from Mississippi St. and Southern Miss. He said LSU and Ole Miss are recruiting him heavily.
He recently competed in the Southern Elite Combine, where he brought home the top running back award. Young has already camped at Mississippi St. and is scheduled to camp at Ole Miss tomorrow.
A versatile athlete, Young competes in power lifting and track. He runs the 100M, 200M, 4×100, and 4×200. “My quickest times are 10.64 (seconds) in the 100M and 23.0 in the 200M.”
Young updated his recruitment status with Ole Miss, Mississippi St., and Southern Miss. “It’s going great with Ole Miss. They will definitely be in my final group of favorites.
“I’m interested in Mississippi St., they’ve already offered,” he said. “It’s going to be a tough decision on where to go.
“I have a friend that attends Southern Miss and he talks to me all the time about how it is down there. It would be fun to play with my buddy again.”
Young told Deep South Recruiting that Alabama, Jackson St., Mississippi Valley St., and Hinds CC are also showing him interest.
He talked about what will be important in his recruitment and how he’ll arrive at a decision. ”I’ve talked to a lot people about their college experiences and they’ve shared information with me on how everything is at their school,” he said. “I want to make the best decision.”
The relationships he develops with potential position coaches will have an influence on where Young will play his college football. “It’s important to have a good relationship with my coaches on and off the field. I have a great relationship with my running backs coach now and I want a similar relationship in college.”
The promise of early playing time won’t sway him. “I’m going to come in and work hard, learn what I need to know in order to get on the field,” he said. “But I want to show the coaches I can play.”
He feels his strengths are his agility, vision, and pass blocking skills, but Young has been busy this summer perfecting his game. “I’ve been working on my vision, game situations, and becoming quicker.”
– Michael Bradley