Recruiting efforts in the state of California continued for the Texas Longhorns on Tuesday with an offer extended to 2020 Santa Ana (Calif.) Mater Dei quarterback Bryce Young:
The 6’0, 176-pounder is currently rated as the No. 1 dual-threat quarterback in the 247Sports rankings for 2020 and holds offers from around the country. Alabama, Arizona State, Baylor, Georgia, Louisville, Nebraska, Oklahoma, Oregon, TCU, Tennessee, Texas Tech, and others have already entered Young’s recruitment.
USC is in a solid position early because Young grew up as a Trojans fan in Pasadena, but Oklahoma is also a contender.
After a recent visit from Young’s 7-on-7 team, the Longhorns could be in the mix early, too.
As a prospect, Young looks the most like Greg Ward Jr. of all the former Tom Herman quarterbacks. With the size, speed, and elusiveness of a slot receiver, Young is a quick-twitch athlete who also happens to have remarkable touch — he’s a natural quarterback.
The explosiveness that allows Young to avoid defenders who get through the wide splits of the offense he played in last season allows him to snap off quick throws. On the move or even after resetting his feet, Young has a special ability to generate torque from his midsection and velocity and accuracy from his arm talent.
So it’s easy to understand why the Longhorns and so many other top programs have extended offers even though Young doesn’t have ideal size.