Georgia Tech just received the paperwork of its last signee of the 2010 class. And he’s the reason Al Groh got a standing ovation from the Yellow Jackets’ fans earlier today.
Louis Young, a 6-foot, 180-pound defensive back out of Olney, Md., signed with the Tech late Wednesday morning. He has been committed to Stanford since Dec. 21.
Young made it clear it was Groh that brought him to The Flats.
“I was being recruited by Coach Groh when he was at Virginia and that’s how they knew about me,” said Young, reached at his Maryland home. “He knew I was committed to Stanford but he came by the school [two weeks ago] and I didn’t even know he was coming. It was the same day he’d been by to Jeremiah Attaochu. We play in my same league. So Coach Groh just comes by and one thing led to another.”
Groh talked Young into taking an official visit. But they did it secretly, presumably not to tip off Stanford. And Young came to Tech this past weekend with his parents. They arrived at 2 a.m. Saturday and were on campus by 8 that morning. By the time they left on Sunday Young was certain he wanted to become a Yellow Jacket.
“Basically I was happy with Stanford but the admissions process was taking a long time and I felt like I deserved to know I was accepted before I signed,” Young said. “So I guess everything happens for a reason.”
Young said he will sign the letter-of-intent for Georgia Tech at 8 a.m. Wednesday along with nine other teammates heading to other schools.
Tech will be getting yet another big-talent for its secondary. Young is a consensus four-star-rated corner who had more than two dozen scholarship offers.
“I’m going in as a corner,” Young said. “I’m big for a corner. I’m 6-1, 190, but there’s a lot of things I can do technique wise a lot of corners can’t do. Coach [Charles] Kelly knows what I can do.”
The Yellow Jackets already have six players in their class that could play in the secondary, including Under Armour All-America cornerback Ryan Ayers and AJC Super 11 selection B.J. Bostic. But both Bostic, Jake Skole and Synjyn Days could also be utilized on offense.
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