Height: 5'10 1/2"
Norco High School (Norco, CA)
LOI Status: Received
Offers: Boise State (OV), Nevada, New Mexico State, Northern Arizona, San Jose State, UC- Davis, Wyoming
Norco High runningback Cory Young rushed for 2,460 yards and 22 touchdowns as a senior last fall. He was offered a scholarship by former Boise State head coach Chris Petersen before he left for the University of Washington.
Petersen continued to show interest after his move to Montlake, but Young said he was ready to be a Bronco.
"I wanted to commit to Boise State and avoid all that," Young said.
The Huskies weren't the only school in the Evergreen State to miss out on him though.
Young also cancelled his official to Washington State after he committed to Boise State to show his loyalty.
Q&A with Cory Young:
Q: You've been committed to Boise State for a while now, what do you think about your decision?
A: "I'm excited. I can't wait to get up there and do my thing. I've been wanting to come to Boise since I've been little. I'm just excited and ready to go. I'm not nervous at all. I'm just ready."
Q: When did Boise State first start to recruit you?
A: "Boise State has been in contact with me since my junior year. After my junior season, coach (Keith) Bhonapha actually recruited me. He liked by highlight reel and we kept in touch ever since then. Coach Harsin's staff made it official that my offer still stood after (Chris) Petersen left (for the University of Washingt)."
Q: What do you think of new head coach Bryan Harsin and the rest of the Boise State staff?
A: "The new staff felt perfect because of how they recruited me. They made me feel like I was the one for them and that they want me to play early. That really helped me make the decision that I wanted to play for them."
Q: How did you go about piling up over 2,400 yards rushing as a senior?
A: "We were a spread team. In the beginning of the season, we were running the ball more. But we switched to the spread right in the middle of the season. I believe that really opened up the holes by spreading (out the defense) and forcing them to guard our receivers. I had to make one move on a linebacker and then it was off to the races."
Q: Who do you model your game after?
A: "I model my game after D'Anthony Thomas. We're not the biggest guys on the field, but we're the fastest. We try to use our moves to get around people. I really like that and try to model my play after that."
Cory's older brother, Kelsey, plays wide receiver at Stanford. Cory said that Kelsey actually helped get him in tough with current Boise State offensive coordinator Mike Sanford, who spend the last three years with the Cardinal.
"Coach Sanford actually delivered a message through Kelsey to me and let him know he watched my highlight tape and thought I would be a great runningback for them," explained the young of the two young brothers. "So that really helped me get to know coach Sanford."
- Young said that coaching staff said he would have the opporunity to play early, where it be at runningback or on special teams. When asked, Young said he returned kickoffs as a junior, but not as a senior due to a lack of depth at runningback. He also mentioned he is capable of lining up in the slot.
- Young also ran track in high school. He was clocked in the 100M at 10.9 seconds with a "hurt hamstring" as a junior. This year he said he won't run track. He did mention he recently clocked a 4.48 40-yard time.