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NFL Draft Diamonds Prospect Interview: Kenric Young Jr., CB, University of Utah

What is your name?

  • Kenric Young Jr.

Where did you play College Football?

  • The University of Utah.

What position do you play?

  • Played WR first 3 years, then CB my last year.

What is your height/weight?

  • 6’0″ 190lbs.

Did you play any other sports growing up? If so, what were they?

  • I was a track star in High School. I ran the 100 (10.64), 200 (20.81) & 400 (47.67).

Who is the toughest player you have competed against in College?

  • My teammates Casey Hughes (Michigan next year) & Domonique Hatfield (LA Rams 2017 UDFA).

Are you listening to music before a game? If so, what?

  • Moneybagg Yo, Kodak Black, NBA Youngboy, Mexico (Sauce Music).

Do you have any superstitions before a game? If so, what are they?

  • Just made sure I prayed in the end zone after we ran out right before kickoff.

Who is your role model & why?

  • My mom is one of my role models because of all the hard work she did to get me to this point in my life & sacrifices & my uncle Gerard Warren for giving my life lessons about football & guiding me with football.

While in College, what has been your favorite & least favorite class?

  • Trio math because I like numbers & my least favorite is Quantitative research.

Outside of Football, what has been your favorite experience while in College?

  • Favorite experience would be hanging out with my teammates & bonding.

Growing up, who was your favorite NFL Team & NFL player, & why?

  • The Falcons & Mike Vick, other than Vick it was my uncle Gerard Warren.

If you could be in any movie of your choice, what would it be & what character would you play? 

  • Next Friday, I would play Dae Dae (Mike Epps).

If you could have dinner with three people, dead or alive, who are they? 

  • Denzel Washington, Tupac, Martin Luther King Jr.

If you could meet any historical figure, who would you choose & why?

  •  MLK to talk about his movement & how this world can get to a better place with equality.

Who is your favorite superhero & why?

  • Wolverine because of his attitude & he takes what he wants.

What is your definition of hard work?

  • Hard work is outworking the next person & going out to get better no matter who is watching.

What is the most unexpected lesson you learned while in College?

  •  Trusting the process is the most unexpected lesson I learned.

What is something you wish you could go back & tell yourself as a High School Freshman?

  • I wish I could tell myself to shut my mouth & that everybody isn’t your friend.

Why do you wear #24?

  • I wore #24 because it was the lowest number available at the time when I got to Utah.

What is the best part of your hometown, Gainesville, FL?

  • The best part of Gainesville is the University of Florida, it’s a college town.

Who do you choose, Jordan or LeBron?

  • LeBron all day. 

Are you a PS4 or Xbox One guy? What games are you playing right now?

  • PS4. Madden, 2K & Call of Duty

What has been your most memorable moment as a student-athlete?

  • Beating USC at home twice & the crowd storming the field.

Are you binge watching anything on Netflix or Hulu right now?

  • On Netflix, I’m watching Surviving Escobar.

If you had one free hour each day, how would you choose to use it?

  • I would work on my craft on the field.

You were a Communication major, what made you pursue that subject?

  • I like to write & I would like to be a reporter or analyst after football is done.

If you could intercept one NFL QB, past or present, who would it be & why?

  • Tom Brady. He is the best QB to me & it would be a big accomplishment.

If you could give NFL scouts three words to describe the type of man they are getting in Kenric Young, what would they be?

  • Smart, Relentless, Hardworker.
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