Elite 2020 Santa Ana (Calif.) Mater Dei quarterback Bryce Young is just hours away from being committed to the school of his choice. On Wednesday, July 25, the five-star talent will announce his commitment, in which he will choose between a top group that includes Texas, Penn State, Oklahoma, USC, Alabama, and Washington.
I will be announcing my commitment on my birthday, Wednesday July 25— Bryce Young (@_bryce_young) July 22, 2018
He’s expected to decide around 8 p.m. Central.
The nation’s top-ranked dual-threat quarterback, Young didn’t notch his Texas offer until April 24, but it came following a trip to the Forty Acres for the Longhorns spring game. With an offer in hand, Young returned to Austin several days later on May 4.
Throughout the next several weeks, though, USC, Oklahoma, and even Washington seemingly separated themselves from the pack as favorites, and now just days away from his decision, Young’s Crystal Ball is leaning to the hometown Trojans, with eight projections favoring USC and one favoring Oklahoma. Young does like what Texas offers, both schematically and from a relationships standpoint, but the Longhorns don’t appear to be in line for his pledge on Wednesday.
If Young surprised the industry and did take his talents to Texas, the Longhorns 2020 quarterback class would be all but locked up long before the 2019 class is signed, as four-star Austin Lake Travis gunslinger Hudson Card is currently committed as well.
A highly productive talent who passed 3,431 yards and 41 touchdowns as a sophomore, Young is ranked as the nation’s No. 24 player and as the No. 6 player in California, per the 247Sports Composite.