With many high-profile prospects commanding the spotlight at the high-profile positions during the recent Blue-Grey All-American Bowl, it might have been easy for FIU commit Sean Young to get lost in the whole proverbial shuffle. That, however, was not the case. Far from it, in fact.
Think about the who’s who list to recently participate: Cal commit Vic Enwere, Hawaii commit Devan Stubblefield, Arizona commit London Iakopo, Colorado State commit Coleman Key, Jacksonville State commit E.J. Moss and Navy commit Taylor Jackson, to name a few.
The 6-foot-1 and 168-pound two-way special teams standout in the Class of 2014 from St. Petersburg (Fla.) Admiral Farragut held his own. And then some. When given the chance on Dec. 22 at AT&T Stadium, home of the Dallas Cowboys, he took full advantage of the opportunity.
Perhaps the thing separating Young from his peers, not only at the Blue-Grey All-American Bowl, but in general, is his versatility. A kicker, he’s capable of lining up for extra points, field goals and kickoffs. A punter, Young is capable of pinning the opponent deep in their own territory. He does it all.
Put those two all-important facets of the game together, and with Young, you have a potential valuable asset for a college program searching for a jack-of-all-trades type. That particular type of individual, in this day and age, is difficult to find at the next level. Young is the complete package.
For those looking for proof, one need not look any further than his tape. (Here’s the link). As a senior, Young booted the ball into the end zone on kickoffs with regularity and averaged 66 yards. He had 43 touchbacks on 57 attempts, an an impressive average of slight more than 75 percent.
In terms of helping out in the field position department on punts, seemingly few did it much better than Young. He had a long of 66 yards and averaged 41.5 yards per attempt. Never one to shy away from a challenge under pressure, Young landed eight kicks inside the opponents 20-yard line.
Automatic on point after attempts, he converted 37-of-37 attempts. Perhaps equally impressive, Young made more than 83 percent of his field goal. Also worth mentioning, he connected from 42, 47, and 49 yards. Bottom line: When needed, Young delivered for his team several different ways.
For his well-rounded efforts, he was recently recognized by coach Tom Feely, and thus, made the Top Tier All-American Team as both a kicker and punter. For those who don’t know, Feely is the father of NFL veteran Jay Feely, who has kicked and played in the NFL for more than a decade.
Several schools in NCAA Division I have expressed some interest in Young. He’s waiting for the first scholarship offer to be put on the table, however. Young has visited Miami twice and Central Florida (UCF) too. An upcoming trip to Indiana could materialize to a potential scholarship offer.
Once word starts to spread about his skill set, the work with a well-known instructor, and participation in the Blue-Grey All-American Bowl in front of college scouts, sky’s the limit. Chances are that Young soon lands a role as a kicker or punter, perhaps both important positions, with a team in college.