Selvin Young a Buckeye? It almost happened

A team-by-team look at the Big 12.

Originally Published: September 7, 2005
By Tim Griffin | Special to
Texas coach Mack Brown wasn't above using a little negative recruiting -- at least in a meteorological sense -- after learning that running back Selvin Young considered attending Ohio State rather than Texas during his recruitment.

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"When I was recruited by Texas, I told Coach Brown of thinking about going to Ohio State," Young said. "He looked at me like I was crazy."

Brown, considered one of college football's master recruiters, had a quick comeback that made Young change his mind.