Elite safety prospect includes UNC football program in Top 8

The UNC football program is still in the mix for one of the state's top products from the Class of 2025.
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Mack Brown and the UNC football program have already done a solid job in recruiting the Class of 2025.

Could another big fish be on the way?

Jordan Young, one of top overall recruits in the Class of 2025, announced his eight finalists in his recruitment. North Carolina is still in the mix, as half of the in-state product's finalists come from the Atlantic Coast Conference.

According to 247Sports, Young is considered the No. 29 overall player in the Class of 2025. The Monroe, North Carolina native is viewed as the No. 2 ranked safety prospect and the No. 2 overall player from his home state within this recruiting class.

"A twitched-up, three-phase playmaker that has done plenty of damage on the offensive side over the years, but projects best as a safety at the next level with his awareness, range and ball skills. Limited third-party verified information available exiting his junior season, but owns some of the top triple jump markers in the 2025 cycle. Comfortable working in an off-man alignment with the break anticipation to create takeaways. Fires into the alley taking good contain angles and has the foot speed to close gaps in pursuit. On the leaner side at this stage, but has displayed the strength and lateral spring to be an effective short-area tackler. As a wide receiver, has proven to be a tough cover on vertical routes with the juice to create after the catch. Should be viewed as a potential impact player at the Power Four level with multi-year starter upside. Could be deployed in a variety of different alignments, but skill set suggests he might find most success as a split safety."

-Andrew Ivins, 247Sports Director of Scouting

Young is a three-sport athlete who excels not only as a football player but as a basketball player and a track & field athlete as well.

Clemson seems to have the upper-edge at this point in his recruitment, but the Tar Heels have plenty of time to catch up. Young is expected to announce his final decision in October, so expect the UNC football program to continue to heavily recruit this in-state product up until the final buzzer.