5'7 160 pound tailback from Bearden High School, Devrin Young committed to play for Tennessee this afternoon. Through Friday September 24, he has 1006 yards and 15 touchdowns on 57 carries for an average of 17.6 yards per carry in addition to two TD receptions and 3 kickoff return TDs on 6 attempts. He is an unranked 3 star TB at Rivals.com and a 2 star TB at Scout.com. He had an offer from Stanford in addition to interest from Mississippi State, Arkansas, Texas A&M, and Georgia Tech. His awards include the Knoxville Interscholastic League's 2009 player of the year award, and the 2008 News Sentinel sophmore of the year.
He is considered undersized, but could potentially play in the ever elusive gnatback role made popular by Percy Harvin at Florida and as a return specialist. I admit to some concern that we are offering so many lower rated players, but I'm going to give CDD the benefit of the doubt and see how this particular class both finishes in terms of commitments and how they perform before passing judgment on his skills as a recruiter.
Word is he'll be an early enrollee, highlight videos here and here. Posters on Volchat note that he is around the same size that Dexter McCluster was when he enrolled at Ole Miss, but some seem to believe he is being recruited as a defensive back... although that's the first I've heard of that, in addition to recruiting him as a DB just sounding kind of silly. I personally think he's being recruited solely as a returner.