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Miami Football 2015 Player Profile: Juwon Young

In an effort to keep even the most hardcore Miami fan up to date on their favorite players, SOTU will be running a Player Profile series. In these posts, our writers will profile players from each position that they think should get more face time. They will recap their previous year, or in some cases, preview what may be to come. That way, when the season get's here, you hopefully will have a new found love for the team on the field.

Juwon Young


Sophomore - LB - 6'2 245 - Albany, Ga.


Just 4 tackles in 13 games last season as a freshman.

Has great size, a nasty streak, and the look of a natural ILB.   Will be competing with Raphael Kirby for the right to take over the spot of departed superstar Denzel Perryman.

And by all indications, he got off to a good start this Spring:

Summary:  Watching Young's H.S. footage, I came away really impressed with how aggressive and physical he was an an ILB prospect. Of course like most young (and older for that matter) LB's in Mark D'Onofrio's system, he needed time to learn. Young seems very natural plugging holes and making tackles.  But can he make all of the defensive calls?  How good is he in dropping back in coverage?  Is he altogether ready for the responsibilities that DP52 made look so easy last season? My guess is that he comes far enough along to at least split time at the "Mike" with Raphael Kirby (and plays a lot next to him in 3-4 looks).  He should be very productive as a run stopper ASAP.  How well and often he plays on passing/blitzing situations remains to be seen.

Stay tuned for more player profiles from SOTU as we count down to kick off.