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Miami Hurricanes Football 2016 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.

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Juwon Young

LB - Junior 6'2 248 - Albany, Ga

2015 Key Stats:  57 tackles, 3 TFL, 1 INT.

Stepped up big time last season and displayed his potential following season ending injury to senior Raphael Kirby.

Brings a lot of size, power, and nasty streak to the position.

Played mostly at ILB last season, but could be a factor at multiple positions this season:

Led the team with 8 tackles in this year's Spring Game.

Here's a look back at his impressive prep highlights:

Summary: It's no secret that freshmen Shaq Quarterman and Mike Pinckney have come in and made the most of their opportunities as early enrollees. Both could very well start right away alongside senior Jermaine Grace. So where does that leave Young?  Certainly he showed enough last season to be counted on as a quality ACC LB.  For now it appears he will be a depth player, and come in for an occasional series.  When he does, he should benefit greatly from Manny Diaz' attacking scheme.  Young is a bigger LB, probably more of a fit of the previous staff.  But going back and watching his H.S. highlights, you can see he also has the aggressive nature for the current system.  He hits like a Mack truck when he arrives at the ball carrier, and has pretty good speed and athleticism for a man his size. But from everything we have heard and see of the freshmen at the position, he is going to have a very hard time earning a starting spot. For now he is a nice luxury to have at a position that has sorely lacked depth the past few seasons.