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WVU Football Places in Top 10 for 2025 Four-Star Safety



WVU Football Places in the top 10 schools for Class of 2025 four-star safety Keon Young

WVU football got great news on Thursday, as they placed in the top 10 schools for Class of 2025 four-star safety Keon Young.

Chad Simmons of On3 broke the news on Thursday, as West Virginia joins SEC schools in Auburn, Florida, Kentucky, Missouri, Tennessee and Texas A&M, Big Ten schools in Michigan State and Oregon, as well as USF to round out Young’s top ten schools.

Young plays for Lakeland High School in Lakeland, Fla., which is just east of Tampa and southwest of Orlando. Recruiting sites unanimously rank him as a four-star safety

He originally committed to USF, but chose to decommit, although, they he is still considering the program, putting them in those top 10 schools.

“Those schools are recruiting me the hardest and show the most love,” Young said in his interview with On3. “I communicate with coaches from each school at least once a week. Some hit me up two times a week and one or two reach out three to four times. I have relationships with coaches and I can see myself playing at any of these schools.”

Young, who stands at 6-foot-1 and 175 pounds, is an exceptional athlete, as he can keep up with any wide receiver at any length of the field. He has great field vision and can read a quarterback’s eyes to make quick decisions to get an interception or break up a pass. Young also has a knack for breaking up passes and stopping receivers at the point of a catch.

It’s no wonder schools across the country, particularly WVU football, have come in for his services, as he has the makings of a great safety at the collegiate level.

247Sports ranks him as the No. 21 safety, No. 39 recruit in Florida and No. 278 in the nation in the class of 2025, respectively. Rivals ranks him No. 22 at his position and No. 54 in Florida, while On3 has him No. 17 at safety, No. 31 in Florida and No. 220 in the nation.

Young has not made a visit to West Virginia, with Florida having him visit in January and last fall for a game. Tennessee also had him in for a game, while Texas A&M, USF and Auburn have had him on campus in recent months.

WVU football would do well with a player like Young, but it seems like they’ll need to work harder in getting him to Morgantown to separate themselves from the rest.

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