Colbie Young became a Miami Hurricane starter two games ago. In eight quarters as a starter he has quickly emerged as the go-to receiver and now he can add some conference recognition to his name. Young was named the ACC Receiver of the Week.
His recognition came on October 24th after the transfer from Lackwanna College turned in a six catch, 127 yard and two touchdown performance vs, Duke. Despite the losing effort, Young was a bright spot especially on his 71 yard strike from Jake Garcia in the second half.
His 71 yard big play touchdown came in the fashion of a vertical route. Jake Garcia and Young read the choice vertical and Young’s speed and athleticism took care of the rest. Miami has lacked big play production offensively but the emergence of Young is a welcomed breath of fresh air.
The customary Gregtober time of year is upon us. Although Young was not inserted into the lineup until later on in the season, he leads the team in touchdown receptions with four. His four touchdowns account for a third of the team’s total receiving touchdowns on the whole. The first year Miami Hurricane has hauled in 15 grabs for 237 yards as a starter.
Rumblings out of Coral Gables show that Young will have to continue his chemistry with Jake Garcia this week. Coach Mario Cristobal failed to comment on the status of quarterback Tyler Van Dyke who suffered an apparent shoulder injury last Saturday.
Regardless of whoever the quarterback will be, the Miami Hurricanes have the benefit of Young. The 6’5″ 220 pound wide out is everything you want in a WR1. He has the speed, the size and he isn’t afraid to make catches in traffic. Young is listed as a sophomore and has three seasons remaining with the Hurricanes.