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Texas LB Young Makes the Call for Cal

July 27, 2018
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Athletic, playmaking 6-2/220 Hendrickson High School (Pflugerville, TX) linebacker Curley Young,  Jr found what he was looking for in his visit to Cal and committed to the Bears tonight.

"My visit went great," said Young. "I knew my trip to Cal would be good but I didn't know it was going to be as great as it was. It was beautiful.

"I chilled with the coaches all day and they showed me around the campus and I got driven around the Bay Area. It was really nice. I got to hang out with the players, too, and was hosted by Alex Funches, another linebacker from Texas."

Young appreciated getting out of the Texas heat, to say the least.

"It was just perfect out here," said Young. "I loved it.

Young has been recruited mainly by defensive coordinator Tim DeRuyter and the speedy (4.5 forty) LB has developed a strong relationship with the veteran coach

"He's a cool guy and he's really knowledgeable," said Young. "He was the one to come out and see me practice and offer. We've stayed in close touch since.

"He sees me as really versatile and playing all over the field."

Exceptionally strong, Young has a pr of 22 reps of 225 on the bench press -stronger than many NFL linebackers (see video below).

As a junior, Young compiled an impressive 105 total tackles along with eight sacks, 11 tackles for loss, 23 quarterback hurries, a blocked punt and a forced fumble.

Young plans to pursue a major in engineering or business and is taking some engineering classes at Hendrickson.

The Bears beat out SMU, Arizona and more for Young's services.

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Texas LB Young Makes the Call for Cal

calumnus
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Welcome Young Bear!
Rushinbear
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Fast, nimble and aggressive. Two years and 20 lbs and he'll have something. Maybe sooner. I like him.
Brainsmile
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Heady player. Doesn't just bull rush but sees where the play is developing and stiffs out the ball. Looks like a good one.
kad02002
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Wow, he really connects his hands and feet in the pass rush with quick and effective moves. That is a rare trait at any level and is possibly innate. Not sure the "stars" on him, but he looks like one of the more natural pass rushers I have seen coming out of high school.
MoragaBear
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He's crazy strong, too. His 22 reps of 225 is stronger than most NFL LB's.

chazzed
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MoragaBear said:

He's crazy strong, too. His 22 reps of 225 is stronger than most NFL LB's.


Damn... impressive!
Rushinbear
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MoragaBear said:

He's crazy strong, too. His 22 reps of 225 is stronger than most NFL LB's.


I like him even more.
Seogju
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Welcome to Berkeley. Go Bears!
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