Looking at the Vols’ Top In-State Targets in the 2020 Class

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    15. Elijah Young, ATH

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    Height/Weight: 5-foot-10, 175 pounds
    Overall Ranking: 307th
    State Ranking: 13th
    School: South-Doyle (Knoxville)

    One of the more versatile prospects in the state for the 2020 cycle, Elijah Young could fill a position of need for the Vols if they deem him a high enough priority. Young plays mostly at running back for South-Doyle, but he’s viewed as a likely slot receiver in college.

    The 5-foot-10 speedster has been an effective offensive weapon in high school, and that speed is what makes him so appealing at the next level. He’s been timed running a sub-4.4-second 40-yard dash, and he has the type of explosiveness at both receiver and running back to draw plenty of interest.

    Young isn’t as big of a priority for the Vols as other in-state prospects, but the two have been in communication for years. If Tennessee has room after filling some more pressing needs, Young could definitely be part of the Vols’ 2020 class.

    As a junior, Young dealt with some minor injury issues and missed three games for the Cherokees. In eight games, he still led the team in rushing with 686 yards and nine touchdowns on 102 carries. He also caught 14 passes for 129 yards. In 12 games as a sophomore, Young ran for 541 yards and four scores on 86 carries and hauled in 31 receptions for 506 yards and four touchdowns.