Eastern Kentucky University has been interested in Ian Young longer than most programs, and that was enough to be the deciding factor for the Boyle County senior because he has verbally commited to play for the Colonels.
Boyle coach Chuck Smith said Eastern has been very persistent in its recruitment of Young. Eastern talked to Young after the Mid-State Football Coaches Association combine at Centre College last spring, and sent him a letter earlier last season offering a full athletic scholarship.
"They were interested in me from the start," Young said. "I kept them in the front of my head. Everyone else came along, but nobody really offered me anything. I decided I needed to go with them because that's where I'm going to have the best career."
Young said he was also considering Campbellsville, Georgetown, Louisville, Western Kentucky and Carson-Newman.
Young joined the Boyle defensive line last season after playing linebacker his previous two seasons on the team. He won state titles with Boyle as a freshman, junior and senior after sitting out his sophomore year.