Eric Hansen reported on Sunday that Sam Young is getting a lot of attention from agents looking to get an in with him now.
Along the same lines, Irish offensive tackle Sam Young is getting swarmed by agents, something that wouldn’t be happening if the buzz was that new line coach Frank Verducci hadn’t made an impact, and Young wasn’t poised for a big senior year.
Hansen makes a great point. Agents wouldn’t be all over him this early if they didn’t think he had the chance to be a high draft pick next year. For that to happen, Young would need a big senior year after a couple of disappointing seasons in 2007 and 2008.
Earlier this spring, Young said that new offensive line coach Frank Verducci has been helping him greatly with his technique. Young has also shown some signs of leadership throughout his career and is a likely captain for the 2009 season.
Hopefully the attention Young is getting from agents is a sign that he is poised for a big senior year because the offensive line is going to be the key to season in 2009. If the line can step up, the offense has a chance to be as dynamic as it was in 2005 and 2006.