Buchanan High School defensive end Bryson Young landed an offer from a Southeastern Conference school.
Tennessee joined the list of those seeking the Bears’ three-star standout. Others in the mix are Oregon State, Oregon, Michigan, UCLA, Arizona State, Cal and Fresno State.
“Hard work,” Young said of sorting through it all. “Commitment – it’s a big part of it.”
The 6-foot-5, 224-pound Clovis native is not in a hurry to make a decision but will narrow his choices soon. A final decision, he said, won’t come until national signing day Feb. 4 because he wants to focus on a senior season that begins Aug. 28 against Edison.
“After the season,” Young said. “That’s when I’ll start paying more attention to what is going on.”
Williams reels in three offers – It was a busy week for Bullard senior running back Charles Williams.
UNLV, Washington State and Wyoming made offers to the Knights standout, expanding his list to six.
1,438 Rushing yards by Bullard senior running back Charles Williams last season, fifth all-time for the school.
“It shows the schools are really looking forward to me playing for (them),” he said, “and getting my degree.”
Last year, Williams rushed for 1,438 yards – fifth on the school’s all-time season list. He had 20 touchdowns – fourth best in school history.
“It wasn’t a goal, it was something that I just reached,” he said. “My goal was just to show the coaches that I can play, and making sure I’m helping my team every Friday night.”
Williams expects to wait until signing day before committing.
“It’s pretty great getting the offers but it’s a lot of effort I’m putting into the season and showing I can play at the next level,” he said. “Making sure that I’m on top of everything – not just sports, but academics.”
Bullard opens Aug. 28 against Hoover at McLane, and he said he’s focused on achieving both personal and team goals.
“Just looking forward to breaking records and making sure my team gets a win every Friday night and we earn our way to the Valley championship,” he said. “Just having fun. It’s hard work and dedication and hustle … make sure we win as a team and not be selfish.”
Et cetera – Tulare running back Romello Harris and Hanford defensive back Juwuane Hughes will take official visits to Colorado State on Oct. 31.
▪ Edison outside linebacker David Tate Jr. has offers from Colorado State, Colorado, Fresno State and Utah State. Tigers defensive lineman Leevel Tatum has offers from Arizona State, Cal, Colorado State, Fresno State, New Mexico, Northern Arizona, Oregon, Oregon State, UCLA, Texas-El Paso, Washington State and Wyoming. He also is being targeted by Boise State and Oklahoma. Tatum said Fresno State is his favorite, so far.