Notre Dame coach Brian Kelly added another nice piece to his strong 2017 recruiting class when 3-star wide receiver Michael Young offered up a verbal commitment to play for the Fighting Irish.
Young took to Twitter to announce his decision. He is coming off a weekend visit to Notre Dame and chose the Fighting Irish over his other finalist Oregon. Young thanked all the schools that recruited him and the people who supported him in throughout his recruitment.
— Michael Young (@_LikeMike10_) July 21, 2016
Young also spoke with Tom Loy of Irish 247 about his decision to play in South Bend. More from Irish 247:
“Honestly, what is there not to like about Notre Dame? It’s the best of both worlds,” said Young. “Notre Dame graduates just about everyone. Academically, they are unmatched. That speaks volumes. Notre Dame had the most stable and most honest coaching staff. They were the group I was most comfortable with.”
Young, a 5’11”, 175-pound wide receiver from Destrehan, Louisiana (Destrehan High School) is rated as a 3-star recruit according to 247Sports. The site ranks Young as the No. 516 overall prospect in the 2017 class and the 75th-best wide receiver in the country. 247Sports also regards Young as the 24th-best football player in the state of Louisiana.
He chose the Fighting Irish while also possessing offers from Arizona, Arizona State, Arkansas, Ball State, Colorado State, Kansas, Louisiana Tech, Louisiana-Lafayette, Louisiana-Monroe. Memphis, Minnesota, Missouri, Nicholls State, South Alabama, Texas A&M, Tulane, Central Florida, Vanderbilt, Virginia and Virginia Tech,
Young is the 17th commit of Kelly’s stellar 2017 recruiting class, a class that 247Sports currently ranks as the fourth-best in the country.