UNC Football among the schools still in the mix for four-star safety

The UNC football program was among class of 2025 four-star recruit Jordan Young's top thirteen schools that he announced on Thursday.
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Jordan Young had an impressive season for the Monroe Redhawks in Monroe, North Carolina. Young recorded 34 catches for 812 yards and eight touchdowns in 12 games in 2023. He also shined on the defensive side of the ball at safety, recording 66 total tackles, two tackles for loss, and an interception.

Young announced the thirteen schools that he would choose from on Friday afternoon. Among those schools were the UNC football program as well as their cross-town rival, North Carolina State.

The 6-foot, 184-pound safety is the #57 ranked player in the 2025 class, according to 247 Sports. Young is also rated the No. 5 safety in the class and the No. 2 player in the state of North Carolina.

Young was known for his stellar play on both sides of the ball in high school as he was a star wide receiver for the Redhawks. He went over 100 receiving yards three times in 2023 with a season-high 134 yards against Forest Hills on September 29. Young also recorded at least one touchdown grab in all but five games in 2023 with a season-high two touchdowns against Rocky River on September 1. These are all very impressive numbers considering he averaged about three catches per game.

The UNC football program will keep an eye out for Young as he has one more season in high school before making his college debut in 2025. It is unclear if Young will commit to North Carolina, but it will be a huge boost to a defense that has struggled in years past.

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