CB Louis Young puts exclamation point on Tech’s class

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Groh bringing Tech recruits. (AJC)

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.

Columnist Jeff Schultz is over at Tech today. Here are his first impressions.

175 comments Add your comment

David

February 2nd, 2010
2:10 pm

This guy is an absolute stud and is a huge get for GT. He was interested in Al Groh and UVA earlier in the year, Groh got him down to GT and the rest is history.

GT Anchorage

February 2nd, 2010
2:11 pm

That would be a great pickup for Tech. It seems like this class is going to be another good one.

thrash223

February 2nd, 2010
2:11 pm

GT making a solid final push into Wed. Go Jackets!

David

February 2nd, 2010
2:11 pm

Was I first?

Foothills football fan

February 2nd, 2010
2:12 pm

Chip, where was Mr. Young previously committed?

KeithB

February 2nd, 2010
2:12 pm

Good get if he comes. It’s nice to see that he is not a pipsqueak DB like some teams are chasing.

dexter

February 2nd, 2010
2:15 pm

oh hell yes!

J Gil Higgins

February 2nd, 2010
2:15 pm

Louis Young just got hit with the shotgun. The bid shotgun.

ROLL TIDE!

OldskoolJacket

February 2nd, 2010
2:16 pm

ESPN Insider said sources close to Young have confirmed. Take it for what it’s worth.

RamblinRed

February 2nd, 2010
2:18 pm

Was committed to Stanford.
Reportedly did not make it through their admissions process (which is insane – athletes have to go through the same process as the rest of the student body).
He would actually be GT’s highest rated player to date on Scout, and one of its top 3 on Rivals.
I suspect he if follows through then Bostic might move to offense. Young is rated as high or higher than Ayers and was the MVP of the Crab Bowl in MD.

Burdell

February 2nd, 2010
2:19 pm

@Foothills

Stanford

tom

February 2nd, 2010
2:25 pm

ramblinred, this is not surprising, teams like duke, stanford, vanderbilt are real academic institutions and cannot take players on the fringe like GT can yet GT tech fans cannot accept this and think that they have a bunch of brianiacs on the team which is a joke.

mmgtfan

February 2nd, 2010
2:28 pm

What you got GT Insider? Is this one of the surprises on signing day? If so this would be fantastic!

tom sounds bitter

February 2nd, 2010
2:28 pm

Man it is a good day. UGA keeps losing recruits and we get a nice pickup before signing day.

mrb

February 2nd, 2010
2:32 pm

tom-
Tech’s admission standards for its athletes are more stringent than most other schools. But that’s not the real problem. The real the problem for Tech is keeping these guys (and, in some cases, ladies) in school. The curriculum is rough, period.

The Real YellowJacket

February 2nd, 2010
2:32 pm

GA Sucks

February 2nd, 2010
2:34 pm

Tom,

What is a “Housing” degree anyway?

Thanks.

DawginLex

February 2nd, 2010
2:34 pm

mr. bitter,

UGA just picked up an OL from an SEC rival.

Just Sayin

February 2nd, 2010
2:34 pm

tom, how does it feel to be simply wrong?

mmgtfan

February 2nd, 2010
2:36 pm

Kentucky is UGA’s rival????? I wouldnt call a school a rival when they just won for the first time in like 40 years.

mmgtfan

February 2nd, 2010
2:37 pm

“at your stadium” Forgot to add that in

Vick=Dog killing thug

February 2nd, 2010
2:38 pm

Nice typo Chip.. sheesh

mr. bitter

February 2nd, 2010
2:38 pm

Is said OL from your rival a highly touted recruit?

Spenser

February 2nd, 2010
2:38 pm

UGA stole a LB from an in-state rival….Savannah State. Good thing Zander has a brother that’s a stud.

Massengill Nozzle, QB

February 2nd, 2010
2:39 pm

I am a proud member of the #46 Trek recruiting class. It’s great to be a 60-39-5 jacket.

knoxdawg

February 2nd, 2010
2:39 pm

Congrats to the Yellow Jackets on a great catch. Lets hope he doesn’t waffle like some guys do. Going here one day somewhere else the next. I have always felt that the better Tech is then the better UGA will be. Dawg fans will not stand for our program to be lower rated than Tech so pressure will be applied to the coaches and administrators to make it better.

Tom

February 2nd, 2010
2:39 pm

Wasn’t it just last year that Tech’s incoming football class had the highest avg SAT of any public university in D1 (BCS)?

Oh, and Duke can get athletes in that Tech can’t…..especially for hoops.

RockyTop

February 2nd, 2010
2:40 pm

Now the trash (Massengill) arrives.

GA Tech Insider

February 2nd, 2010
2:40 pm

mmgtfan – Shhhhh….

Massengill Nozzle, QB

February 2nd, 2010
2:40 pm

I wish I hadn’t enrolled early. I’ve been robbed 7 times.

mr. bitter

February 2nd, 2010
2:42 pm

Knowdawg, I agree that the better both UGA and Tech are, the better it is for both programs.

Tim

February 2nd, 2010
2:42 pm

Good pickup, GT. Congrats!

Jimmy Cooter

February 2nd, 2010
2:42 pm

@mmgtfan

“at your stadium” like 30-24?

get all you can, u need them. Hope Al Groh has plenty of Depends undergarments on hand. Freakin old man!

RockyTop

February 2nd, 2010
2:42 pm

That’s some keen insight mr. bitter.

RockyTop

February 2nd, 2010
2:43 pm

Jimmy,
We had an older DC than Groh last year. How’d that work out for ya?

Massengill Nozzle, QB

February 2nd, 2010
2:43 pm

I was going to UT to major in dentisty, but they said that they don’t offer that due to lack of need in Tennessee. Plus Dooley is the next Mike Shula.

Spenser

February 2nd, 2010
2:44 pm

What is dentisty?

GT Football Guy '93

February 2nd, 2010
2:46 pm

Another undersized player, who’s better suited to play 2nd base.

Apparently the domination by LSU’s, Georgia’s and Iowa’s offensive lines didn’t learn us much!

TechfaninVR

February 2nd, 2010
2:48 pm

When I saw this post I was sure it was Robinson. I don’t know much about this kid but he sounds like a player. Thats two committments Groh has brought us. How many has Todd G brought UGA?

Matt 4 Dawgs

February 2nd, 2010
2:48 pm

Wow. I don’t care who tech picks up. They will lose at the end of the year like always! Beat UGA year after year then maybe someone will pay attention to the rambling dumb asses. Until you beat UGA nothing you do matters! RIP Uga!

Massengill Nozzle, QB

February 2nd, 2010
2:48 pm

Spenser,

That’s why I’m coming to Trek. Everyone is so good at finding typos and dungeons and dragons.

TechfaninVR

February 2nd, 2010
2:49 pm

What does a 6-0 corner have to do with being dominated on the lines?

Spenser

February 2nd, 2010
2:50 pm

Maybe you should go to UGA instead. You could be part of the 70 tons of trash left on campus after a home game.

TechfaninVR

February 2nd, 2010
2:50 pm

To all dog fans bashing on Tech. The Florida Gators could say the same thing to you.

Spenser

February 2nd, 2010
2:51 pm

TechFaninVR- It’s just another UGA troll posing as a Tech fan.

mmgtfan

February 2nd, 2010
2:51 pm

One more question GA Tech Ins.. Will you tell us what youve been talking about tomorrow after everyone signs?

Murray County Indian

February 2nd, 2010
2:52 pm

All this crying and pettiness is not from real Bulldog fans. Real Dawgs are not as whinny as these pretenders! Congrats Tech, You won’t get the kind a players we will, but not bad for a Tech school.

Massengill Nozzle, QB

February 2nd, 2010
2:54 pm

But I want to be part of Trek with only Johnson’s recruits. It’s gonna be a blast. We’ll make gold rings the one time we beat Duke.

Matt 4 Dawgs

February 2nd, 2010
2:54 pm

The Florida Gators are not an in state rivalry. Granted we had a bad year. Correct me if I’m wrong though…we won our bowl game and beat tech. Case closed. Georgia is a running team. DB’s don’t mean a damn if you don’t have a line that can protect your QB and stop our running attack.

TechfaninVR

February 2nd, 2010
2:54 pm

Typical excuses from a UGA fan Matt. UGA ran the ball on us because our defense sucked, but I wouldn’t go as far as to call UGA a running team.