#STRecruiting: #Gamecocks take the next step in recruiting Young

Byron Young

DE Byron Young (6-3 240) of Georgia Military JC received his degree from the school Wednesday and returned to his home in Columbus, GA. Young is originally from Georgetown and graduated from Carvers Bay before moving to south Georgia three years ago. He played one season at GMA and totaled 31 tackles, 11 tackles for loss and 7 sacks. Young has become a major USC recruiting target and Tuesday he met with head coach Will Muschamp and others via a 45 minute virtual tour.

“It was with the whole coaching staff and some other players,” Young said.  “They were showing us the facilities and stuff like that about their program.  I met Will Muschamp, coach (Mike) Peterson and another coach, a trainer.  I’d never really seen their campus like that.”

Young said the Gamecocks have been recruiting him hard since offering him last week. They’ve made it clear there’s a spot for him in the two-deep and they badly want him to fill it.

“They are saying they want for me to come there,” Young said.  “They talk to me every day.  They really want me down there.  I’m feeling pretty good about them.  I’m going to have a top five by the end of this month.”

Young also has taken a virtual tour of Auburn and is scheduled for one with Tennessee Saturday. And he said Florida State is another school showing him a lot of interest at this point.

Young also has offers from Mississippi State, Florida, LSU, Georgia, Virginia Tech and TCU.

Now that he’s graduated from GMA, Young plans to sign in December and enroll at his new school in January. He will have three years of eligibility at the next level.

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