InstantScouting Interview: Keanu Young, WR, Campbellsville University

By: Bryce Smith, January 30, 2019

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Young completed his sophomore with 64 catches for 805 yards to lead the Tigers. He also hauled in the second-most touchdowns with nine, had a long TD catch of 75 yards and averaged 89 receiving yards per game. 

Young finished his sophomore season with two double-digit-catch games – 11 vs. Bethel University for 200 yards and 10 vs. Cumberland University for 185 yards. He also hauled in single-game high three touchdowns vs. Cumberland and two apiece vs. Cincinnati Christian and Ave Maria.

Watch Video: Keanu Young Highlights

2017 (Junior Season)

  • Named First Team All-MSC Bluegrass Division.
  • Played in nine games and started eight of them.
  • Finished with 63 receptions for 798 yards and nine touchdowns.
  • Ran the ball 28 times for 105 yards and two touchdowns.
  • Went 1-1 for eight yards passing.
  • Had one kick return for 11 yards.

2016 (Sophomore Season)

  • Finished third on the team in receptions with 35.
  • He compiled 305 receiving yards and touchdown.
  • Young also ran the ball 15 times for 31 yards and touchdown.

2015 (Freshman Season)

  • During his freshman season, Young played in 10 games and caught nine passes for 147 yards and touchdown.
  • He also ran the ball 24 times for 154 yards.

What is your name?  

Keanu Young

What college do you attend?

Campbellsville University

What is your Height/Weight?

5’8 180lbs

What is your position?

Slot WR

Where are you from?

Bardstown, KY

What legacy do you want to leave when you are done playing college football?

I want people to know that I was a special player and left it all out there.

What are you looking to get out of your collegiate football experience?

I want to prove people wrong who over looked me and to continue a brotherhood that is made.

Who is the best player you competed against in college?

No certain players come to mind

What separates you from other players at your position?

Making plays through contact, or holding on to a catch after a big hit.

List 3 things you feel you need in order to be successful in football? –

Physical, Knowledge of the game, and a great work ethic.

Which pro football player would you compare yourself to? And why?

Ryan Switzer or Tavon Austin because not the biggest players on the field, but make plays and hard to guard.

What is your biggest strength?

Heart, no matter the situation I will give it my all and make plays.

What do you feel you need to improve in the most?

Blocking

Outside of football, what has been your most memorable college experience?

Getting closer with God.

If you can play alongside any athlete in the NFL, past or prestent, who would it be and why?

Antonio Brown, favorite player and just being able to play and learn from him would be a great experience.

Who is your biggest inspiration? And why?

My mother, she’s the hardest working person I know and will do anything for our family.

What is your definition of success?

Success is when you set a goal and achieve it.

What interesting fact would you want the world to know about you?

I was born with a birth defect and only have one lung.