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Anthony Young likes Indiana, Duke best

8/26/2012

A 200-meter and 4x100 relay champion, Anthony Young (Lakewood, Ohio/St. Edward) knows what he wants at the next level.

That’s to be on the track and the football field. The 5-foot-11, 155-pound Jones says it’s important that he be allowed to do both.

That’s why Duke and Indiana are in the final three for him, with Cincinnati still holding on in third.

“I’m still liking Duke and Indiana,” Young said. “They’re still both my No. 1 choices right now. I’ll make that decision with whatever program fits me the best.

“They’re both letting me run track and play football and I really appreciate that. I’ve met with both unofficially. I’ve talked to both places and both the track coaches and football coaches get along well with each other. Cincinnati might be the sneak-in one.

Here’s what the two-sport senior standout said about all three schools.

Indiana: “I have a friend, Shane Wynn, an old Glenville player that plays over there. When I was there the last time, I was seeing the ropes, seeing what he does during the day. It was fun. The coaches and I get along great together.”

Duke: “Coach Cut [David Cutcliffe] is a great guy. He was Peyton Manning’s coach, Eli Manning’s coach. He sends a lot of guys to the league. He’s a really good coach. People don’t know this, but Duke has the two leading receivers in the ACC. They’re averaging 70 receptions a year.”

Cincinnati: “Cincinnati is close to home. They’ve always been a good team. They’ve basically been the understudy in Ohio because of Ohio State. People don’t know they’re a little power in Ohio. They can always have a big year.”