UCLA Football Recruiting: ILB Kenny Young Picks Bruins Over Texas A&M, LSU

Kenny Young Gives UCLA One Scary Linebacker Corps

2/5/14 in NCAAF   |   Tyler_Waddell   |   426 respect

Coach Jim Mora and the UCLA Bruins have started off National Signing Day hot by signing four-star inside linebacker Kenny Young of John Curtis High School in New Orleans (LA) this morning. Blog Photo - UCLA Football Recruiting: ILB Kenny Young Picks Bruins Over Texas A&M, LSU

Young, who stands at 6-foot-2, 220 pounds, helped lead his team to a state title this past season and was a standout at the U.S. Army All-American Game in January.

Most experts—including those over at 247Sports—figured Young would end up with Kevin Sumlin and Texas A&M, with a slight chance or either UCLA or his hometown team LSU.

But he’ll be bringing his high-level energy to the West Coast, where his aggressiveness and ability to bring opponents down in open space could be utilized right away on special teams.

Young joins what was already an outstanding linebacker class. Mora landed four-star Zach Whitley and three-stars Dwight Williams and Cameron Griffin, adding depth to one of the best units in the Pac-12 Conference with premier guys like Aaron Wallace and Myles Jack leading the way.

The No. 7 player at his position and No. 12 overall prospect in the state of Louisiana, Young provides UCLA a boost in the 247Sports Team Recruiting Rankings, where the Bruins currently rank No. 17 in the country.



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