Last month, the door slammed shut on Trevon Young’s opportunity to begin his college football career at Iowa. The door still remains cracked open for him to finish it there.
Young, a 6-foot-4, 220-pound defensive end from Des Moines Lincoln, has signed a letter of intent to play at Iowa Western Community College but told the Register on Wednesday that he could still find his way to Iowa City.
“They’re definitely still an option,” Young said of Kirk Ferentz’s Hawkeyes.
Young, a senior at Lincoln, had his scholarship pulled after two legal run-ins in Des Moines.
The first was last July when he was arrested for third-degree burglary and interference with official acts. The second was a December charge of criminal trespassing.
After the second, Young said he heard from Iowa defensive line coach Reese Morgan, who said the school would continue to keep an eye on him despite pulling its scholarship offer.
“They pretty much told me if I go to Juco, take care of business, play well, and stay out of trouble, they’re going to continue their recruiting (of me),” Young said.
Young said he would be open to coming to Iowa but would entertain any other offers that might come his way.
“I’m going to leave my options open, too,” Young said.
Young said news of his scholarship being taken off the table was tough to learn.
“It was a hard day,” Young said. “A hard couple of weeks, actually.”
Once his scholarship was revoked, Young chose Iowa Western over Iowa Central and Ellsworth.
“They won the national championship last year,” Young said. “I just felt like it would be the best opportunity for me to make it to the next level”
Young said he tried not to think about what could have been.
“You can’t go back,” Young said. “You’ve got to just look forward. It would have been great if I didn’t get in trouble or anything but that’s not the case.”
For now, Young is happy to get another opportunity to play college football.
“I’m thankful for it,” he said. “I’m going to work real hard.”
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