High School: All-American and all-state linebacker from DeSoto (Texas) High School... Three-year starter under head coach Claude Mathis at DHS... Named second-team 2012 MaxPreps All-America as senior... Selected as Texas 2012 Class 5A Defensive Player of Year following senior season... National position rankings: No. 80 by 247Sports.com, No. 88 Scout.com... Led DeSoto to 14-1 record and 5A state semis... Recorded 130 tackles, three sacks, four interceptions and three forced fumbles in memorable senior season... Named first-team 2012 5A All-State and 2012 District 7-5A Defensive MVP... Named first-team 2012 Dallas Area by Dallas Morning News/SportsDay... Led DHS to 10-2 finish and 2011 DI area finals as junior... Totaled 116 tackles and 3 sacks in 2011... Starter as sophomore on DeSoto's 2010 squad that finished 11-3 and advanced to DI regional finals.
Personal: Son of Rodney Young and Covell Goree... Full name is Taylor Young... Born March 15, 1995, in Dallas, Texas... Brother, R.J., played football at Arizona... Brother, Cyrus Gray, was drafted in sixth round of 2012 NFL Draft by Kansas City Chiefs after playing at Texas A&M... Father played football at Tulsa... Major is pre-business.