Iowa extended a scholarship offer to Devonte Young back in October. The Hawkeyes immediately rose to the top of the Maryland receiver’s wish list.
Young said Tuesday that the Big Ten school, which was the first college to offer, remained his favorite. He just wasn’t ready to put an end to his process.
Young’s parents want him to wait.
"They want to see if anymore offers come. They want me to be 100 percent sure on where I’m going," the 6-foot-1, 185-pounder from Brandywine (MD) Gwynn Park High said.
Pittsburgh offered Young a scholarship. Maryland has consistently recruited him. He said he’d camp at those schools this summer.
"I was trying to go down to Iowa but my parents don’t have the money right now," Young said.
Young said he would not make a college commitment before officially visiting the Hawkeyes. He can do that once his senior year of high school starts in September.
"(Iowa Assistant) Coach (Chris) White is coming back down to see me this week. I’m liking Iowa a lot. Coach White is real fun to talk to. I’m real happy he’s interested in me being a Hawkeye," Young said.
Academics are a strong consideration for Young, who likes what he knows about them at Iowa. He plans to study Business but could switch to Sports Medicine later on, he said.
"Everyone there looks a lot like one big family. And that’s what I’m looking for," he said.
Young said he also likes Pittsburgh but the Hawkeyes are his clear leader.