at Forestville High School: A solid two-way player who possess good hands and athletic ability ... started as a junior and senior at tight end and linebacker ... one of the top recruits in the nation ... a SuperPrep All-American ... labeled a four-star recruit by Rivals.com ... ranked No. 4 on SuperPrep's Mid-Atlantic 36 and No. 4 on Rivals.com's Maryland 15 ... also ranked No. 12 nationally among tight ends by Scouts, Inc. and No. 15 by Rivals.com ... a 2006 first team All-Met selection on defense ... posted 31 receptions for 1,145 yards and 13 TDs as a senior in leading his team to the Maryland 1A South Region final. ... also had 72 tackles, including four sacks, and three interceptions ... posted 20 receptions for 768 yards with 10 touchdowns as a junior ... chipped in 62 tackles, including seven sacks, in 2005 ... also a standout in basketball, averaging over 22 points per game as a senior ... received offers from Tennessee, Georgia Tech, Penn State, Pittsburgh, Illinois and Syracuse ... coached by Charles Harley.
Personal: Born June 27, 1989 ... parents are Celestine Young and David Samuel ... earned a spot on the Foreestville honor roll as a freshman and senior ... undecided on a major.