Following quite the journey from Arkansas-native Kendall Young, he announced that he would be joining the Yellow Jackets!
I am honored to say that I have signed to Georgia TECH The Institute of Technology , to continue my athletic and academic endeavors❗️I am thankful for those who prayed for me, and believed in me through this journey. #BCB #RespectTheDecision #togetherweswarm @GeorgiaTechFB pic.twitter.com/DeVTlaSmFE— KY²⁴ (@kendallyoung33) May 11, 2019
Young had initially committed to Vanderbilt during his senior year of high school before decommitting the night before the early signing period. His decommitment coincided with being arrested for breaking and entering. In March of this year, he tweeted that no conviction had risen from the charges and reopened his commitment.
What happened was in the past and it’s been settled. There is nothing on my record and I wasn’t convicted of ANYTHING. I have a chip on my shoulder and it’s staying there. Imma come in ready to work . Don’t pass up on me, The film speaks for itself ♂️ https://t.co/Cad7kdouuG— KY²⁴ (@kendallyoung33) March 3, 2019
As a recruit, Young stands at 6-foot-5, 215 pounds and is rated as a three-star recruit by the 247 Sports Composite (0.8464) and a two-star by Rivals (5.3) and will likely start his career as an outside linebacker, though he could grow into an end.
As noted in his film, Young played in eight games during his senior season and finished with 100 tackles and nine sacks. That’s pretty solid. Young projects best as an edge and brings some really great speed. I also really appreciate that he doesn’t just try to hit the ballcarrier as hard as he can; he does a good job of wrapping him up. He also brings a few pretty solid pass rush moves.
Welcome to the Flats!