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DE Chase "The Predator" Young (Official Thread)

Discussion in 'Buckeye Football' started by MD Buckeye, Sep 10, 2015.

  1. ScriptOhio

    ScriptOhio Everybody is somebody else's weirdo.



    It seemed like Chase Young brought pressure on the quarterback on just about every opportunity he had to rush the passer in Saturday’s spring game.

    While Young was only credited with one sack – or what constitutes a sack in a game where defenders are not allowed to tackle the quarterback – in Saturday’s box score, the sophomore defensive end felt like he could have had many more in a real game.

    “It’s like you got to slow down, like you don’t want to hit them, because Coach Meyer don’t want you to touch the quarterbacks, they’re so pretty boys,” Young said with a laugh. “But nah, it’s all cool though. All three of them are really good. Obviously I wouldn’t want to get them hurt.”

    How many sacks did Young feel like he had in his head?

    “Like six or seven,” Young said, smiling before he answered.

    Although Young might be doing generous math, no stats were necessary on Saturday to see how talented he is. No matter who Team Gray lined up at left tackle – including Thayer Munford, who got the surprising start at left tackle with Isaiah Prince at right tackle with the first-team offense – Young seemed to have his way with every opponent, using a variety of pass-rush moves to get to the quarterback (or as close as he was allowed to get).

    Young is getting tired, though, of beating up on his own teammates. While Ohio State’s first actual game of the season is still more than four months away, Young says he is already preparing for the Buckeyes’ Sept. 1 season opener.

    “I’m already looking at film of Oregon State,” Young said. “So I’m definitely ready to go against those tackles.”

    After playing only occasionally last season, Young appears to be well on his way to much more playing time in 2018.

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  2. MSURacerDT55

    MSURacerDT55 Purveyor of the big fella

    2020 No.1 overall pick, calling it right now
  3. ScriptOhio

    ScriptOhio Everybody is somebody else's weirdo.

    Football: Chase Young shows glimpse of All-American potential with Spring Game performance


    The first time sophomore defensive end Chase Young beat sophomore offensive tackle Thayer Munford around the edge and had his eyes on redshirt sophomore quarterback Dwayne Haskins in the Spring Game, he got a stern warning from head coach Urban Meyer.

    “Don’t even tackle, don’t even tackle,” Young recalled Meyer yelling as he grabbed Haskins by shoulder pads right behind the signal-caller’s neck.

    Little did Meyer know, he would be yelling that out what felt like a dozen more times Saturday afternoon.

    Despite being credited with just one sack, Young said he would have had six or seven sacks if he could tackle quarterbacks. No one should doubt his unofficial count. Seemingly every possession Young played, he got his hands on a quarterback or disrupted a pass.

    Nothing about Young’s performance should surprise anyone.

    The physical specimen spent his first season backing up four future NFL players — junior Nick Bosa and now-departed Sam Hubbard, Tyquan Lewis and Jalyn Holmes. Despite not playing starter-level snaps due to the veteran talent at his position, Young, a former five-star prospect, flashed enough for Holmes to call him a future No. 1 overall draft pick one week into last season.

    “Chase is going to be a really good player — he’s a good player now,” defensive coordinator Greg Schiano said after the Spring Game. “He’s got the potential to be something special. With [defensive line coach Larry Johnson] working with him, I fully expect that to happen.”

    On Saturday, Young demonstrated the destruction he can create in opposing backfields.

    Haskins and the rest of the quarterbacks wore black jerseys in the Spring Game to ensure no defensive players would hit them. They were the only things protecting the group from Young.

    “It’s like you’ve got to slow down. You don’t want to hit them because coach Meyer don’t want you to touch the quarterbacks. They’re so pretty boys,” Young said with a laugh.

    A lanky, yet filled out 6-foot-5, 260-pounder who is decidedly not a pretty boy, Young is hard to avoid noticing. His mixture of speed and strength stands out, even when just taking in warmups. As a true freshman, his body was constantly compared to that of an NFL defensive end because he was so chiseled, despite being just 18 years old.

    Now, he has begun to turn that raw potential into results. And it doesn’t hurt that his nickname — “The Predator” — perfectly fits his style of play.

    “Chase is a physically imposing guy with his length, so I think that’s an advantage he has,” Schiano said. “And I think he’s getting better at the technique that coach J teaches. I think that’s going to be a lethal combination.”

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  4. ShowMeBuck

    ShowMeBuck You know what? Chicken butt.

    It’s time to eat.

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