Fort Bend Bush defensive back Erick Young at Texas' junior day. (Mike Craven)

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4-star defensive back Erick Young includes Texas in his top 10

Posted February 20th, 2018


Tuesday afternoon one of the top defensive backs in the state included the Longhorns in his top 10 when Erick Young of Fort Bend Bush released his list on Twitter. The Fabulous 55 member is listed as a cornerback on recruiting sites, but Texas likes him as a potential safety and he visited Texas’ junior days last weekend.

“Last time I visited Texas I didn’t have an offer, so the junior day visit was different and opened my eyes to what this school can offer,” Young said. “I got to really get to know the coaches and spend more time with them as a priority.”


Young spent time watching film with Craig Naivar and learning about the Texas defensive scheme. Young made the visit with close friend, teammate and fellow safety target Jamal Morris. The two were the top priorities for the safeties coach on Sunday.

“Coach Naivar was with me and Jamal the whole time, basically. He kept it real with us. I would play safety, corner or nickel in college. I just want to get on the field,” Young said. “I knew Texas would be a great visit, but it exceeded my expectations.”

Young and Morris spent Saturday in Norman for an Oklahoma junior day before making the drive south to Austin. The two said it was enjoyable to watch the two rivals put on a junior day in consecutive days. It allowed for Young to get a good feel for what it’d be like at either school.

“Schools impress recruits by being real and letting us know what they’re about. Most of us are searching for a family away from home in college so the relationships between the players and the coaches become important,” he said. “I know I want to go somewhere I feel comfortable.”

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