Young Commits to the Utes

Houston Nimitz RB Dre'Vian Young

FOX Sports NEXT is in the streets this fall to bring you all the coverage from across the Midlands region. Recently, we caught up with Nimitz running back Dre'Vian Young from Houston, Texas. His coach gave us a recruiting update on his senior running back and just after he made his commitment…

Plenty of West Coast programs are giving a hard look to Houston (TX) Nimitz running back Dre'Vian Young. Now that the season is over, his high school coach, Robert Toomer, thinks that things could really explode for his senior running back. 

"Washington and Boise State love him and are on him kind of hard. But in talking with him lately, I think he is leaning towards Utah," Toomer said. "

Editor's Note: Less than 30 minutes after this story ran, Scout.com confirmed that Young has made a non-binding verbal commit top Utah.

Toomer said that Utah has an animation program, which is a major that Young may be looking to explore as a student-athlete.

And while it seems as though it is the west that is dominating, Arizona State has come on late according to Toomer too, it seems like things overall could begin to open up for the 5-foot-9, 190-pound Young.

"When things settle down and coaches start coming back through here, I think it will heat up for Young. He is a talented back who really did well this season," Toomer said. "I'm looking for other big Division I schools to start recruiting him."

This past season, Young ran for over 1,500 yards and scored 13 touchdowns.

Ahmard Vital is responsible for Midlands Recruiting, mainly covering prospects in the state of Texas. He joined Scout.com in 2005 and is the author of the newly released book, Awaken the Baller Within.
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