Vanderbilt Lands Arkansas Linebacker Kendall Young

Kendall Young

Vanderbilt gained another football commitment on Thursday night when Centerton, Arkansas linebacker Kendall Young announced he would be a Commodore.

Young announced his decision in a Twitter post.

“After giving a lot of thought and prayers, I have decided to pursue my dream of playing college football and furthering my education at the University of Vanderbilt in Nashville, Tennessee!”

Young becomes the 16th player to commit to the 2019 Vanderbilt Football class. He was rated 3 stars by both Rivals.com and 247sports.com. ESPN has not yet rated Young. He had offers from 13 different schools including Arkansas, Missouri, Tulsa, Tulane, Texas State, Louisiana Lafayette, Arkansas State, Rice, Army, Southeast Missouri, Louisiana Tech and Princeton. Young had narrowed his choices to Vanderbilt, Arkansas and Missouri on July 30. Most expected him to pick the Hogs but he apparently liked what he saw on a visit to Vandy in June.

The 6-foot-5, 220 pound player is expected to play outside linebacker at Vandy. As a junior Young had 85 tackles including 55 solo stops, 17 TFLs, 13 sacks, an interception, five passes broken up and a forced fumble. Young also plays tight end for his high school.

Watching Young’s highlight video below, he’s very quick and has a great sense for where the ball is going. He should do well at Vanderbilt, especially after putting on more muscle.

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