First Official Set for Young

Receiver K.J. Young

Perris (Calif.) Citrus Hill receiver K.J. Young is having a successful senior season and will take his first official visit this weekend...

As Perris (Calif.) Citrus Hill prepares for Week 8 of the season, receiver K.J. Young couldn't be happier with the progress of his senior season.

"Things are going great for me right now. We're 7-0 right now and I already have over 500 receiving yards. My cousin [Maurice Culpepper] holds the record right now, and I just need two more yards, four more receptions, and three more touchdowns to pass him for all-time at Citrus Hill. I believe I can do it this Friday. It's a great honor," he said.

The 6-foot-1, 182-pound prospect, who was recently moved to slot, picked up his first offer in March from Boise State and has earned three more from UTEP, UNLV, and Colorado State.

This weekend, he will head to Boise on his first official visit.

"I'm going up to Boise State on Saturday for my official visit. It will be my first time to visit and I'm really excited. They are actually playing UNLV, so it will be a fun game. I'll get to see two schools that have offered me," he said.

Young has been a fan of the program for a while and has maintained a good relationship with the staff; his recruitment has been spearheaded by Broncos' running backs coach and recruiting coordinator Keith Bhonapha.

"I like the coaches a lot; they always check on me to see how things are going and they always stay on me about my grades, which is what I appreciate the most," he said.

Young doesn't have any other official visits planned quite yet and says that the Broncos have the advantage.

"I'm waiting to take my other visits. Right now, Boise State is ahead of the game," he said.

Aside from handling his recruitment, Young is also putting in extra effort to improve overall as a player.

"From my junior to senior season, I think I've gotten a lot faster and my head has gotten better in the game. I've learned to read coverages and my hands have gotten stronger. I'm just working hard week to week. You can't be lazy in games; I'm continuing to work on the chemistry with my quarterback," he said.

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