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Landon Young upgraded to five-star prospect


Landon Young is now a five-star prospect, according to the new 247Sports’ football recruiting rankings released Friday afternoon. The former Lafayette General shined at last week’s U.S. Army All-America Bowl, and that performance earned him a bump up to five-star status. He is one of only 32 five-star players in the entire class.

Young is now the 12th-ranked player in 2016, up 90 spots from his previous ranking of No. 102.

247Sports wrote, “Kentucky has never had a talent like this on the offensive line. He is 6-foot-7 with outstanding athleticism and the reactive quickness to protect the quarterback in the SEC.”

Young is Kentucky’s fourth five-star signee ever, joining Antonio Hall, Micah Johnson and Matt Elam on that list.


Article written by Drew Franklin

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12 Comments for Landon Young upgraded to five-star prospect

  1. A_Blue_Wildcat
    2:59 pm January 15, 2016 Permalink

    The last 5 star recruit we got really made a huge impact on the field….oh wait

    • evilcarl
      3:12 pm January 15, 2016 Permalink

      Well, Elam did play as a true freshman when he should’ve been red-shirted, and not too bad for the circumstances. And he still has 2 years left you jackass. Judge your life like you judge these kids.The internet is killing America and this is comment is proof.

    • J-Dub421
      3:16 pm January 15, 2016 Permalink

      I have a radical idea. Let’s let Elam finish his career before passing judgment on it.

    • A_Blue_Wildcat
      3:39 pm January 15, 2016 Permalink

      Dude has produced less than most 3 and 4 stars do in their first two years. I agree that he should have been redshirted his first year, but its pretty evident that he’s been a huge disappointment. A guy who was supposed to be a dominant force on the defensive line barely plays if not for injuries on the worst defense in the sec. Who knows, maybe he plays like a beast this upcoming year and shuts me up. Since our coaching staff has proven to develop players so well I should probably just stop talking and watch the incredible success unfold.

    • J-Dub421
      4:59 pm January 15, 2016 Permalink

      Name them then. Give me the names and stats for 3 and 4 star players at Elam’s position who play for Power 5 conference teams from his class (so players about to be juniors) that have out produced him. You should be able to provide me with plenty of names since you said *most* 3 and 4 stars have produced more.

    • dean winchester
      5:27 pm January 15, 2016 Permalink

      I had hoped for more from him, but he did have a few good games. He does need to up his motor and conditioning, and improve his leverage. But he hasnt played a game as a junior yet, may want to wait till he leaves before you judge his career. But…i agree with J-Dub. Name some 3 and 4 star guys crushing it as sophomores in the SEC….or power 5 for that matter.

  2. J-Dub421
    3:19 pm January 15, 2016 Permalink

    Congrats to Landon, well deserved.

  3. jcatron
    3:42 pm January 15, 2016 Permalink

    I am really excited to see what the future holds for Young, Daniel, and Jackson. Big bruiser in-state boys that are pumped and ready to play for the blue and white…and they have the talent and potential to pack a punch.


  4. jonthes
    4:21 pm January 15, 2016 Permalink

    And if he wanted to get a workout by joining the basketball team after the season….

  5. blueballs80
    4:48 pm January 15, 2016 Permalink

    How does this improve our class ranking? We are currently 29th in the country. Does this bump us up a few spots?

  6. CatsRuleCardsDrool
    6:54 pm January 15, 2016 Permalink

    Hopefully in his 4th year Schlarman can produce a line that doesn’t lead the league in sacks against, because I think he’s out of excuses.

  7. satcheluk
    9:26 am January 16, 2016 Permalink

    You would think if they wrote an article elevating him to 5 stars, then they would update it on the rankings page.