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Former Hawkeye commit sticks with Louisville

[ 0 ] January 5, 2014 |

Football coach Charlie Strong’s plans to leave Louisville didn’t halt recruit Trevon Young’s anticipated arrival.

The former Des Moines Lincoln and Iowa Western football player remained committed to the Louisville football program despite Strong filling the head coaching vacancy at Texas.

“I just decided that it was my plan to come here first,” Young said in a phone interview. “It wasn’t totally because of coach Strong. There’s a lot of other reasons why I chose Louisville.”

One of those reasons is Louisville defensive line coach Clint Hurtt, who Young said would be back with the Cardinals next season.

“That’s really the main reason I decided I’m going to stay,” Young said.

Young was an all-America defensive end for Iowa Western last season. Young originially committed to Iowa in high school, but he had his scholarship offer pulled back after two legal run-ins in 2012. So he went to Iowa Western for a season, and has since gotten several scholarship offers — including another one from Iowa.

He committed to Western Michigan in November, but then changed his mind and began exploring other options.

Young said he heard rumors for the past week about Strong possibly leaving and even contemplated losing elsewhere but ultimately decided to stay at Louisville where he got moved in at on Sunday.

“I thought about it but I came to the decision that I’m going to stay here,” Young said.

Young said he got word from members of the Louisville coach staff on Sunday morning that Strong was on his way out.

Young said he still has high hopes for his time at Louisville.

“I can’t wait,” he said.

Category: Iowa Hawkeyes Football

About Tommy Birch: Tommy Birch is a sports reporter who covers high school, college, and professional sports for the Des Moines Register. Tommy can be reached at tbirch@dmreg.com or on Twitter via @TommyBirch. View author profile.

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