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Young discusses switch from Stanford to Ga. Tech

Finally caught up to the elusive Louis Young and the All-Met cornerback from Good Counsel explained the last minute switcheroo that has him prepared to sign a National Letter-of-Intent to play for Georgia Tech on Wednesday.

"Well, I was waiting for the admissions at Stanford and they pretty much were saying one thing or another thing," Young said. "Then they wanted me to wait to sign until April. I just felt I worked hard for these offers and schools' interest and didn't want to pass up another opportunity."

At the same time Young said he was waiting on Stanford, he found a new suitor, one that had not been involved in recruiting him until last week.

Georgia Tech's new defensive coordinator, Al Groh, was in the Washington area to see Carroll defensive end Jeremiah Attaochu, who also had recently committed to the Yellow Jackets. With some extra time, Groh drove to Good Counsel to meet with Falcons assistant coach Kevin McFadden, and the two talked primarily about the school's top junior players. The former Virginia coach also asked about Young's status and said that if Young was interested, he had a spot for Young.

"He'd been recruiting me since my sophomore year when he was at U-Va., and I was seriously considering U-Va. When he was there," Young said. "We talked and he didn't come at me like everyone else did. He wasn't trying to pin me up against a wall and throw darts at me or anything like that.

"I never really sent tape to Georgia Tech because I wasn't interested [previously] in Georgia Tech. I didn't ever think of going there."

Groh also spoke with Young's parents and soon it was decided that Young would visit the school's Atlanta campus this past weekend. His flight left at 6 a.m. Saturday, before a snowstorm blanketed the region.

"I felt like it was home," Young said. "It reminded me of D.C., city life. Coach [Paul] Johnson, he made me feel like I was at home."

And so, just like that, Young had a new home. After three years of being recruited and more than one year of being committed to Stanford, he plans to head to a school he only recently took an interest in.

"If anybody says they hate the recruiting process, they're lying," Young said. "The recruiting process is great. But it gets hectic."

By Josh Barr  | February 2, 2010; 11:50 PM ET
Categories:  Football, Georgia Tech, Good Counsel, Louis Young, Stanford  
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