January 31, 2012

Last word from Young



Palm Beach Gardens (Fla.) offensive tackle Avery Young couldn't get any hotter in recruiting circles.

Georgia, Florida, Miami, Auburn, and Alabama are all holding out hope that the Rivals100 lineman will place their hat on his head, and then sign the papers to send in.

Young, however, is feeling a completely different emotion.

"I'm tired," said Young, who is still scheduled to announced Wednesday at 2 p.m. "I know everyone wants to talk, even more than they did before, but I just don't know how much I can talk at this point. I'm still, to this day, learning more about every school."

All of the fatigue and struggle with the decision comes after a long, peaceful day of offshore fishing on Sunday, and even after having a chance to clear his head, Young maintains that he is still undecided.

"I'm still considering all five schools, " said Young. "I have schools I like more than others and all, but that changes a lot, and I'm just trying to figure out which one is best for me. I can honestly say I don't know where I am going."

Young hosted coaches from each school last week, during the final week of the contact period, and said that all of the schools brought their A-game.

"They all came with the same type of thing really," said Young. "None of them stood out over the other. All of them but Miami went to see my mother, and she liked them all. She isn't here in the middle of it, so she likes them all."

The four-star lineman is also getting help from his brother, Willie Young Jr., who is a defensive end for the Detroit Lions and a former North Carolina State standout.

"He is doing his own thing, but he has been giving me advice," said Young. "He said that after I sign, it is a completely different story once I get on campus, so I need to enjoy the process as much as I can. He said sometimes recruiting can be the best time of your life."

At least, for a couple of more days, he has something he can do to keep things quiet and even keel.

"I can fish," laughed Young. "We caught three sailfish, 20 yellow tails, two king mackerel and an amber jack. We had a great time out there, and it was nice to take a break."

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