Dover, September 12, 2018– Four-position senior talent Joshua Young wears one of the biggest versatility belts in Hillsborough county for the Chargers. You name it, he practically does it all- offense, defense… special teams? Check, check, andddd check. Here’s a BCP insider on what all the commotion is about over at Strawberry Crest High and what they’re cooking up this 2018 season.
The Black and Silver Chargers are grooming a play-making prospect and valuable asset to any recruiting organization in search of a piece that can fill position gaps in a variety of offensive and defensive schemes. Young is equipped with a next-level 6 foot 200-pound frame and mentality- two things that go beyond stats when equating him to the next guy; coaches will buy into that process any day too.
From the hudl film displayed, his pass-rushing efforts stand out most like a sore thumb; disrupting and discombobulating 7A offensive backfields, showcasing his visual patience of letting a play unfold and shedding through line holes in a blink of an eye! Warning: always keep this guy in your peripherals or you might wake up a bit sore- head on a swivel gentleman!
Numbers don’t lie, and Joshua aiding at OLB, TE, K, DE jobs certainly cannot be counted out of this category either. Despite a set-back 2-8 record, in his 9-game gallery in 2017, he posted 47 total tackles, 13 solo, accumulating 5.2 TPG, 1 sack, a QB hurry, 1 pass deflection and 9 TFL’s; mostly seen rushing the edge and assisting in setting the tone within the front 7.
Young’s skill-set also includes but is not limited to, pass-catching whenever called upon with the advantage in a miss-match, swaying opponent’s offensive hopes with 35+ yard punts and putting the pigskin through the up-rights kicking field goals- his field contributions exceed way past what the MaxPreps’ paper depicts.
In this Friday Night Lights, Joshua and Strawberry Crest sitting at 1-1, will take on an undefeated 2-0 Tampa Bay Tech team without home-field advantage, who also possesses deep depth on the roster compared to Crest’s fairly-stacked 53-man squad. Last week they squeezed in a 7-6 W over King at home, but this week the prep-book will be a little thicker.
Vaughan Sixbury, BCP Contributor