Star on the Rise Presents National Spotlight Featured Athlete Yasias Young


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Name: Yasias Young                                

Height & Weight:  5’7’145    

Position:  Athlete

Team: Fort Myers Firecats Midgets

CLASS: 2020

Gpa: 3.7


December 30,2015

When you check cities who are producing the most College athletes and Nfl players in the State of Florida Fort Myers is top 5 without a doubt. The Fort Myers Firecats Midgets have them self another top notch prospect in Yasias Young the three sport phenom. This years Nike Sparq Combine in Miami Yasias came down and clocked the fastest time among 8th graders with a 4.91 laser. Yasias is a finely tune young athlete his Basketball team  (Paul Laurence Dunbar Middle school) won a championship in November and he also runs track.  Buffalo Bills star Receiver Sammy Watkins is a native of Fort Myers and is Yasias cousin so that explains the speed & playmaking ability there gene pool is serious no doubt.  

A big part of his team’s success Yasias lead his team to Disney Pop Warner National Championship putting up eye opening stats versus the Tamiami Colts (Fl) ( 120 all purpose yards, 1 INT returned for 45 yards in a 14-6 lost. Consolation game Versus Coyote Creek Wildcats (Ca) (175 all purpose yards. 2TDs, 1punt return TD for 50 yards, 1 TD run for 35 yards 4pass break ups,3 solo tackles in a 46-0 win. Yasias team finished third in the country at Disney and he left his mark on the tournament and spectators. Let me describe Yasias game he is simply an unstoppable Athlete. He may need to add some weight before entering High School but he still can break press coverage. Once Yasias gets into open field, his incredible speed and great route running helps him create a lot of separation from defensive backs. He made some impressive catches over the middle and even some with defensive backs holding him. Yasias will become a household name at the next level if he continues to expand his game, with his Nfl bloodline you’d be sure to hear more about this Phenom. Check out Yasias season stats and see why he is highly coveted 2020 prospect scored a total of 18 touchdowns here is a breakdown of his versatility  ( 4 Kick return TDS/2punt return-17 TDs/18 catches-8 Receiving  TDs/5 INTs 3 returned for TDs/790 all purpose yards & 1 defensive touchdown.)

1 on 1 Interview

Darrien :  Yasias whats your best track time?

Yasias : 7th grade-100m-11.98,long jump-18.1 I’m getting ready for my 8th grade track season now

Darrien : What College or Pro athlete that you can say your game is similar to?

Yasias : Odell Beckham)

Darrien : What High Schools are you interested in ?

Yasias : Ft. Myers High or Bishop Verot High

Darrien : What profession are you interested in outside sports ?

Yasias : Electrical Engineer

Darrien : What's his most memorable game ? 

Yasias : It was against a team in our Peace river Conference. North Ft. Myers Nights. I had an all around game. 250 all purpose yards 2 ints, 5 solo tkls, 8 catches

Darrien : What are some of his strengths as a Football player ?

Yasias : Football IQ & my speed are my biggest strengths

Darrien : What are the areas of your game you feel you can improve on

Yasias : I feel my game as a whole needs improvement cause I’m always trying to get expand my game.

Darrien :  What was it like playing in the EastBay All American game ?

Yasias :  It was a great experience, I loved it, learned a lot from the coaches and got to compete against some of the best talent in the Nation.

Darrien : Who is your biggest supporter?

Yasias : I have a amazing family and strong support system, so I would have to say my family as a whole.

Darrien : What is something you want people to know about you ? 

Yasias : That I'm a humble well rounded Student Athlete & School is my first love .

Darrien : Favorite subject?

Yasias : Math, I love numbers

Darrien : Did you set any personal goals for the season ?

Yasias : Be the best teammate, leader and compete for a National Championship.

Darrien : What does your workout regime consistent of ? 

Yasias : Train at the gym Monday-lower body, Wednesday, Skills day, Friday-upper body /400+push ups & sit ups daily .

Darrien :   What are the benefits of having two cousins in the NFL ( Sammy & Jalen Watkins) ?

Yasias : The knowledge of the game, NFL training & How to live the life Balancing sports & school.

Darrien :  Who's the best player you've played against ?

Yasias : #2 for Tamiami Colts Midgets Andre Stringfield

Darrien:  Ft.Myers is a talent rich City who are some of the players from your City you've heard the most about growing up?

Yasias : Sammy & Jalen Watkins, Dallas Crawford, Deion Sanders, Jevon Kearse, Noel Devine, Jamie Germain, Anthony Henry, Ernest Graham, Phillip Buchanon, Jeremy Ware. And I’m blessd to say  I've met all of them except Deion Sanders .

Yasias Young & Mentor Um DB Dallas Crawford

Darrien : What are of some of the words of wisdom your Father instill in you ?

Yasias : In life things don’t come easy work hard for what you want & earn it. Never stop educating yourself, remain humble, Always help the less fortunate, go hard in life, Surround myself with positive influences. Your name and word mean everything...

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