After a tumultuous winter, Arkansas native and late signee Kendall Young is hoping to make a huge impact with the Georgia Tech football team in 2019.
At one point, Kendall Young was destined for the SEC and in particular, Vanderbilt. However, a legal issue at the time would stop Young from able to sign with the Commodores and at one point, Young had no school to enroll in this summer.
However, once Young’s legal issues were handled where he came out with a chance to still play division one college football. The Yellow Jackets were able to land the three-star prospect. Young officially signed with the Yellow Jackets on May 11th and then enrolled on The Flats last month.
Young in 2019 is expected to be a potential impact player right away for the Yellow Jackets. He already has tremendous size at 6-foot-5 and 221-pounds. While he is listed as a defensive lineman, with his size we expect him to be more of an EDGE rusher and not a hand in the dirt type defensive lineman. As Young adds weight to his frame over the next few years, he could move into a truer defensive line position or could stay as an EDGE rusher.
Young has a chance to be a serious playmaker for the Yellow Jackets in 2019 and beyond, a true cornerstone of a defense. The Jackets defensive line will need to find it’s playmakers and Young will have a chance early in his career to be one of those players. He will probably be limited to certain packages early on in 2019 but as he develops as a player and the Jackets get a better feel of their overall defense, his role could end growing as the season goes along. He’ll be an exciting player to watch this upcoming season.
The Jackets will kickoff their 2019 season against the Clemson Tigers on the August 29th against the Clemson Tigers.