Kenny Young of John Curtis Christian High School in River Ridge, LA, has been selected to play in the 2014 U.S. Army All-American Bowl, joining an elite group of All-Americans. Those selected will play in the game on Saturday, January 4, 2014, at the Alamodome in San Antonio, Texas.
The annual East vs. West match-up will be televised live on NBC at 1:00 p.m. EST and will feature the nation’s top 90 high school football players.
“Young is a talented athlete whose leadership and teamwork qualities have made him a standout at John Curtis Christian High School,” said Mark Davis, deputy assistant Secretary of the Army for Marketing. “Only the strongest wear the Army colors, and are proud to welcome all of the U.S. Army All-American Bowl players and commend each of them on their selection.”
The 6-foot-2, 225-pounder is rated as a Scout.com four-star prospect, the No. 11 middle linebacker nationally.
"Young is a player that plays with a high level of energy at all times," Scout.com national analyst Chad Simmons informed.
"He plays defense and special teams with aggression. He loves contact and he is a strong tackler with some thump behind his hits. He is more of a vertical linebacker that can blitz and accelerate to the ball. Moving in space and dropping into coverage are not strengths, but he is more of an inside the box attacking linebacker with power."
Young lists a top six of Miami, Florida State, LSU, Texas A&M, Oklahoma State and UCLA.
For more than 13 years, the U.S. Army All-American Bowl has been the nation’s premier high school football game, serving as the preeminent launching pad for America’s future college and NFL stars. Adrian Peterson and Andrew Luck made their national debuts as U.S. Army All-Americans.