Bryce Young: 5 things to know about the Alabama football quarterback
SANTA ANA, California — He dodges would-be tacklers as if he's a track and field hurdler.
He throws the football like the New Orleans Saints quarterback Drew Brees.
The sensation from California, Bryce Young, has been touted as a five-star athlete. He has appeared in camps hosted by Notre Dame — and will appear in the US Army All-American Bowl at San Antonio in January.
Here are some other interesting facts about the dual-threat quarterback.
Bryce Young received college offers since his freshman year
Texas Tech was the first school to offer Young a chance to play for their school.
Before high school, it was reported his desired choice for college was UCLA.
Bryce Young transferred to prestigious California high school Mater Dei
Even though he did well in his previous high school, Young transferred to Mater Dei in Santa Ana, California to improve his recruiting chances for college.
Along the way, Young made history as the first African-American quarterback to start for the school in its, then, 68-year history.
In a 45-minute interview with the Los Angeles Times, Young remarked on the milestone. “For me and our family, we thought of it as an honor."
Bryce Young originally committed to USC
Before he called Alabama home, Young committed to playing Saturdays in the fall at the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum.
As he began his junior season at Mater Dei, fellow USC recruit JT Daniels talked about how he convinced Young to commit to the Trojans to 247Sports. "He's told me how much he loves it there at USC ... He talks to me about all the aspects about SC and the good thing about SC is that I know a lot of people that already go there."
He had other plans only one year later.
Bryce Young leads school to mythical national championship
With schools from Washington, DC, Pennsylvania, Indiana and Texas in the Top 10, the Santa Ana school, Mater Dei, topped them all with impressive performances by the five-star quarterback.
It was the second consecutive mythical championship for the school.
The 5' 11", 180-pound quarterback fell short in achieving the same honor in his senior season. It was his junior campaign at Mater Dei that set the stage for his future.
Bryce Young commits to Alabama
Last summer, Young had eyes for USC. This summer, Young had a change of mind.
Young posted a letter he wrote to the USC program after he made his pivotal decision.
CHANGING COMMITTMENT:Bryce Young flips commitment to Alabama from USC
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Throwing for over 4,500 yards and passing for 68 touchdowns, the strong-armed, quick-footed signal caller will claim Tuscaloosa as his home starting the fall of 2020.
Here's what to expect from Young when he gets interviewed after a victory for the powerhouse NCAA program in the future.