Craig Young, a 2019 prospect from Fort Wayne, Indiana just committed to play college football for Ohio State. He tweeted out the news.
Young is considered a wide receiver by several recruiting services, but could play several different positions at the college level.
Ohio State is recruiting him as an athlete, according to his high school coach.
The Buckeyes first offered him a scholarship back in January. He visited OSU twice in April, including for the Spring Game.
Young returned this week for a football camp, and committed early Friday evening.
He picked the Buckeyes over schools like Michigan State, Indiana, Purdue, and Iowa.
Young is listed at 6-foot-4 and 200 lbs, a frame that could land him at wide receiver, tight end, safety, or linebacker with the Buckeyes.
A three-sport athlete, Young is a standout for the Wayne High School football, basketball, and track teams.
He contributed in all phases of the game for the football team last fall.
He rushed for 255 yards and two touchdowns, caught 29 passes for 367 yards and four scores, and also intercepted two passes. He also served as a kick returner.
You can watch him run back a kickoff in his 2017 season highlight video below.
The highlight video also shows Young using his size to overmatch opposing defensive backs on jump balls, and making several long catches downfield.
On the basketball court, he averaged 17.4 points, 7.5 rebounds and 1.6 assists as a sophomore. His numbers dipped slightly to 12.7 points, 7.7 rebounds, and 1.0 assists per game as a junior.
In track, Young won a sectional title with a time of 10.7 seconds in the 100-meter dash, and 22.43 in the 200-meter dash.
He is rated as a 3-star prospect in the 247 Composite, but that combination of size and speed made him an attractive target for the Buckeyes.
OSU has had success pulling this type of athlete out of the Hoosier State in the past. Current WR Austin Mack and Terry McLaurin are both Indiana natives, and the Buckeyes are also recruiting WR David Bell from Indianapolis in the 2019 class.
Young gives the Buckeyes 11 commits for the 2019 recruiting class. Harry Miller, a 4-star OL prospect from Georgia committed earlier in June.
WELCOME TO THE OHIO STATE UNIVERSITY AND BUCKEYE NATION, CRAIG !! WISH YOU ALL THE BEST AS YOU CONTINUE TO FOLLOW YOUR DREAM. GO BUCKS FOR LIFE !!
The Buckeyes need big strong wide receivers. This young man fills that need. I like it that he’s a doer. Whatever it takes is what he’ll do. Guys like that are pure gold.
Comments are closed.