February 19, 2009

Pitt offers Stanford commit

Olney (Md.) Good Counsel cornerback Louis Young may still be verbally committed to Stanford but other schools are still hot on his trail.

Young recently picked up an offer from Pitt -- one of the schools he happens to still have interest in. Though the 6-foot-1, 198-pound junior from Good Counsel has said he is still committed to Stanford, he plans on checking out plenty of other schools as time goes on.

"Actually I just found out Pitt offered while I was at school today," Young said on Thursday. "I finished basketball practice and my coach came to me and said he talked to Pitt. They sent him a text and told him my offer would be in the mail. After that they called him.

"I know a lot about Pitt because I went up there as a freshman for a team basketball camp. We toured the whole area -- the school, facilities and everything else. I'm pretty familiar with it because I've been up there a lot.

"I'm going up there right when basketball season is over for a visit. It's not going to be a junior day or anything. I think it's just going to be for spring practice."

Young now holds offers from Maryland, Virginia Tech, Wake Forest, Boston College and Kansas State, in addition to Stanford and Pitt.

He said he is hoping to pick up offers from UConn, North Carolina, Michigan, Michigan State, Notre Dame, Penn State and Virginia in the coming weeks.

"Right now I'm kind of just looking at everything," he said. "I'm still with Stanford right now but my dad really wants me to see all the schools. We're going on a visit up to Stanford right after the basketball season. Depending on how that goes I'm still probably going to take visits to other schools. I'll just go from there. I don't want to make any sudden decisions."

Young has been open and honest with the Stanford coaches about his thoughts on the recruiting process, as well as his decision to keep the door open to other schools.

"Yeah, they know I'm still with them but that I'm looking around. They've talked to me and my coaches about it. When I go out there and visit it will be good for me to see everything for myself, I think. Ultimately it's going to be my decision."

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