Back in April of this year, four-star offensive tackle John Young—a 6-7 bruiser out of Louisville’s Christian Academy—committed to Kentucky, a decision he hasn’t budged on and cemented Wednesday during National Signing Day.
Ranked as the 36th-best offensive tackle by Rivals, Young held offers from CFP-qualifier Ohio State, SEC East Champs Georgia and even reigning Citrus Bowl runner-up Penn State, in addition to many others. He still chose Kentucky.
At 6-7, 277, Young is a lean, sturdy blocker who should grow into an adonis the likes of Landon Young and Logan Stenberg after a few semesters of Joe Craft weight training under his belt. And, a few years down the road, all signs point to him collecting the same All-SEC hardware as Stenberg.
Young reportedly plans to enroll at Kentucky early—meaning he’ll be on campus and in the classroom this coming January—to get a head start on his development. A very high character kid from enemy territory who has all the natural gifts to develop into one of John Schlarman’s proudest projects.