2016 Kentucky Football Signee - Landon Young
Landon Young, Offensive Lineman, 6-7, 305, Fr.-HS, Lexington, Ky. (Lafayette) - A five-star recruit by Rivals and 247Sports ... No. 1 prospect in Kentucky No. 12 overall prospect in the nation by 247sports ... Named top offensive lineman in the U.S. Army All-American Game for the West squad who won, 37-9 ... Rivals’ national analyst Mike Farrell said “He has tremendous feet and length. Young has always looked the part of a five-star and he was easily the best offensive tackle on the West team at the U.S. Army All-American Bowl” ... Helped the Generals average 36.7 points per game and advance to the Class 6A state title game ... Two-time first-team all-state selection by the Courier-Journal and The Associated Press ... A 2015 Herald-Leader “Class of Commonwealth” honoree ... A phenomenal athlete who wrestles and participates in track and field ... Ranked at the state’s top wrestler at 285 after finishing fourth in the state as a junior ... Was the 2014 Class 3-A track and field champion in the shot put and discus ... Named the 2014 Gatorade Kentucky Boys Track and Field Athlete of the Year ... 2013 USATF National Junior Olympics Track and Field Championships runner-up in both the shot put and discus ... Coached by Eric Shaw ... Officer in Lafayette’s Future Farmers of America chapter and also a member of the Beta Club and Fellowship of Christian Athletes ... Chose UK over offers from Alabama, Auburn and Ohio State.
Coach Stoops on Young: “What can you say about Landon Young except when you look up ‘left tackle’ in the dictionary there is a picture of him. He has unbelievable athleticism and agility for such a big man. He is your prototypical left tackle that every program would love to build their offensive line around. We are excited to have him on our team.”