Craig Young


Player profile

  • Height 6-3
  • Weight 223
  • Hometown Fort Wayne, Ind.
  • Last School Wayne H.S.
  • Year Sophomore

Follow on Social Media
Twitter: @Craig_Young11
Instagram: @lilmild

Ohio State Overview
• Entered the transfer portal in December 2021 after playing in 26 games for the Buckeyes in 2019-20-21
• A red-shirt sophomore at the time of his departure
• Played in all 12 games in 2021 and recorded 15 total tackles with nine of them solo
• Had a 70-yard “pick-6” interception return vs. Maryland
• Had a career-best five tackles vs. Rutgers
• Played in the first four games of the 2020 season and finished with five tackles
• Appeared in 10 games as a true freshman for the Buckeyes in 2019, primarily on special teams
• Finished with five tackles (three solo, two assisted)
• Was exploring majors in management and industry

More on Craig
• Was a consensus three-star prospect in his recruiting class and a standout on both sides of the ball for Wayne High School and head coach Derrick Moore
• Ranked as the No. 9 player in the state of Indiana
• Caught 35 passes for 700 yards and 12 touchdowns during his senior season
• As a junior, he had over 600 all-purpose yards and six touchdowns while also contributing 27 tackles, three interceptions and 1.5 sacks on defense as an outside linebacker
• Two-time member of the WANE-TV Fab 15
• A three-sport athlete who also played basketball and ran track
• Averaged 17.4 points and 7.5 rebounds per game as a junior on the basketball court
• Won the sectional 100-meter (10.7 seconds) and 200-meter (22.43) sprints during his junior season
• Parents are Antoinette and Shabaka Young