SI Junior Watch: Donovonn Young

Katy RB Donovonn Young

Recruiting coverage at SoonersIllustrated kept rolling from the Texas state 7-on7 tournament. While there, we caught up with Katy running back Donovonn Young from Katy, Texas.

In the Lone Star State for the class of 2011, there will be no shortage of Division I running backs. Many of these guys are already starting to receive some interest in some of the nations top programs.

While on the subject, there will be many coaches trying to get in on Katy's Donovonn Young. And after talking with the 5-foot-11, 213-pound Young, there has already been as much contact as allowed.

"Off the top of my head, Oklahoma State, UCLA, Clemson, Oklahoma, and Texas. There are a lot more schools," Young said. "So far, I only went to Texas camp and the Oklahoma State camp that was at Texas Southern."

Young made the move over the West Houston school after his tenure at Humble. At his previous location, Young gained 333 yards and three touchdowns as a sophomore.

Now in a new system at Katy, Young looks to get a few more touches.

"There has been talk that I will get quite a few carries, but I know for sure that I'm getting much more than I did before," Young said. "I'm loving it at Katy. Everybody is so nice and we are working hard this year it's al about being healthy. If I can stay healthy, the sky's the limit."

That limit will likely lead him to a powerhouse football program. One of the programs Young mentioned was Oklahoma, a team that has already caught the attention of the prep star.

And while the Sooners may or may not have an eye on Young, he will be watching the perennial Big 12 champions.

"I will definitely be looking. I would love to go to Oklahoma," Young said. "I just want to know a little more about the system. A couple of years ago they had Adrian Peterson and they ran the ball a lot. And this year with Sam Bradford, they threw the ball more. 

"Going into the season, when I start looking into them closer, I want to know how they will use me in the system at Oklahoma. As for me, I am confident that they are getting a good running back."

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