The Arizona Wildcats have been attempting to get back in the state of Texas in the 2018 recruiting cycle, and they had some success.
Enter 3-star safety Christian Young who signed with the Wildcats on Wednesday. He committed to Iowa State in the summer but decommitted a few months later.
Arizona pursued him throughout his recruitment, and it eventually led to him committing to the ‘Cats.
Here is some more info on the future Wildcat.
Height/Weight: 6-foot-2, 195 pounds
High School: Foster High School
Hometown: Richmond, Texas
247Sports Ranking: National - 807th; Position - 59th
2017 Stats: 51 tackles, 3.0 TFL, 4 INT, 6 PBU, 2 forced fumbles
Career Stats: 100 tackles, 4.0 TFL, 8 INT, 18 PBU, 3 forced fumbles
Other Offers: ASU, Iowa State, Cal, Houston, Oregon State, Washington, Missouri, and others
My Thoughts: Young is a nightmare for opposing offenses. He has great instincts and is able to react quickly to what the offense is doing. He has a knack for cutting inside the receiver to disrupt the pass or pick off the quarterback. He will definitely challenge for playing time in his freshman year.
Senior year highlights:
Young’s thoughts on becoming a Wildcat: “It feels good starting off as a freshman once again and going to play major D1 football away from home. I will learn a lot.”
Favorite Food: “Probably shrimp pasta!”
Favorite Music Artist: “Chief Keef.”
Favorite Sports Team/Pro Athlete: “Kansas City Chiefs. And I like Russell Westbrook or Marcus Peters.”
Hobby/Hobbies: “Playing (football), working out, kicking it with friends, and playing 2K.”