Willie Young, (6-4/250, Sr.)
The 6-foot-4, 250-pound senior from Riviera Beach, Fla., recorded 6.5 sacks in 2008, along with an interception, two fumble recoveries and 12.5 tackles for loss last season. If Young can put pressure on USC QB Garcia, he can relieve some of the pressure in the secondary caused by Irving's absence and make the whole defense better as a result.
Mr. Young also talked some trash today via this article, here one statement he said -
On Stephen Garcia’s scrambling ability. “Until he hurts us, I’m not worried about him. It’s as simple as that. Until he starts to hurt us, he can stand back there and juke and jive all he wants to. But until he hurts us, he has no effect on my pass rush or anything I intend to do.”
Young will anchor the defensive end position alongside onetime Gamecock Shea McKeen and use his tremendous pass rushing ability to add to his 12.5 career sack total.
Oh and did you get that? I think one story line from this game not mentioned is Mr. McKeen. He attended the University of South Carolina for one season before transferring to play for coach John Anselmo at Nassau Community College. I know he did not have much of a impact at USC as he played two games for South Carolina before injuring his back. But he is doing quite well at NCSU. Should be fun to watch....