As the High School Football season comes to a close for teams around the country, players are setting visits to see their favored college. For one youngster from Las Cruces Mayfield his life is a whirlwind as he celebrates exciting weekend after exciting weekend. I had an opportunity to speak with Freddy Young WR/CB of the Mayfield Trojans about the recent New Mexico State Championship game and his future as a collegiate athlete.
Freddy Young holds the "Blue Trophy"
TRM: Freddy, what is an accurate height and weight for you?
FY: I am 6'1" 185 lbs.
TRM: How was the game this past weekend?
FY: It was an insane game! There really wasn't much defense, but a lot of offense. (editor's note for those that don't know by now, Freddy's Mayfield Trojans defeated the Clovis Wildcats 49-48 in overtime)
TRM: So we heard you committed to UNM.
FY: Yeah, I was offered and verbally committed 2-3 weeks ago but I wanted to keep it between me and the coaches until the season was over, it ok for every one to know now.
TRM: So what would you say is your best asset as a football player?
FY: I would say I am very smart on the football field. My dad took me to the Nike Elite camp in Tallahassee Florida (FSU) this past summer. It was hot, but I really learned a lot, and I had a great time also.
TRM: So when are you visiting UNM?
FY: I actually just got off the phone with Coach (Troy) Reffett a minute ago and I am coming up for the Banquet this weekend.
TRM: Is he your main recruiter?
FY: Yes, I am being recruited as a CB.
TRM: Did you have any other offers? Are you visiting other schools?
FY: NMSU offered me, and I am only visiting UNM.
Lobo fans have to be excited as once again Coach Rocky Long heads down to the southern part of the state and gets a commitment from:
a.) A state champ
b.) Right under the nose of New Mexico State
c.) A player whose father played for New Mexico State. Yes, that is right Freddy Young's father Fred Young was recently named to the New Mexico State Hall of Fame as he played his college ball for NMSU and later on had a Pro-Bowl career with the Seattle Seahawks. The Young family reunion should be a lot of fun!