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Introducing "Mr. Incredible"
        By Jesse McCormack/ThaRinger.Com
                        August 9th, 2009


Antoine Young, a soon to be junior in the Class of 2011, did it all last year playing several positions for his Suitland High School team. He excelled at them all, and turned out to be a leader on his team, and one of the best high school players in the state of Maryland. TR caught up with Young who discussed what makes his game so unique, and his got his early impressions of the recruiting process.

Even though Young’s team did well last season, he and his team are focusing to be the best team they can be, and they look to have a bright future.

“We went to the playoffs, but lost in the first round last year.” Young said. “We were young, but this year we have a lot of returning stars so we should be really good.”

Young characterizes him game in one work: competitive.

“My quickness is my biggest strength.” he said. “I characterize it as more competitive and I’m a very competitive on the field and I don’t think anybody can out do me.”

Young isn’t your average high school football player, he plays a multitude on positions, on both offense and defense.

“I play Quarterback, Running Back, Tight End, and Linebacker,” said the Maryland native. “I think I played well but I had an injury at the end of the season but I think I did good I had 134 total tackles and one game I had 13 total tackles, a forced fumble and a sack.

“I personally think I play all of them well,” said Young on which position he’s best at. “But I would say linebacker because I’ve started there since 9th grade.”

Being such a competitive person, Young has already set lofty goals for himself, and compares himself to one of the best players in the National Football League.

“This year (his goals are) to go to states and to make All-MAC and all county and at least get five offers.” he said. “I want to be one of the best players in the country.

“I compare myself to Chad Johnson because he has the same swagger for the game.”

As for recruiting, Young is very early in the process but has already received interest from an impressive group of schools.

“It's going good, a lot of schools are showing interest,” Young said. “Just two weeks ago I got a letter from Texas A&M, so its going good. As for the whole off season, Maryland, Illinois, Texas A&M, North Carolina have shown interest in me and a bunch of local colleges.”

“I just recently got more interested in Maryland cause my teammate committed to that school.”

Will any verbal offers come for the District Height’s native?

“Maryland, Syracuse, and North Carolina are coming to the first three games of the season so I’m just going to see how that goes.” Young said.

Young is also already starting to develop on early favorite and knows what he seeks in a potential college.

“My favorite college team is Penn State cause I know a lot of players they recruited from this class so I know, I played with a lot of this class.” Young offered. “Navorro Bowman, he went there and I’m best friends with his nephew, Lorenzo Stelle, and he comes up and gives us motivational speeches and he comes up and talks to me about how to play linebacker. He talks to us about coming to Penn State.”

“Not necessarily just football, a good program for my major and somewhere I’m going to live for four years is what I’m looking for.”

If Young keeps up his hard work and competitiveness, he’ll find what he’s looking for.