Elite SAF Jordan Young taking unofficial visit to NC State

On3 imageby:Collin Ginnan03/26/24


The nation’s premier safety is on the road in Raleigh, North Carolina.

Monroe (N.C.) four-star safety Jordan Young is taking an unofficial visit to NC State, per his social media.

As Young’s spring visits continue to progress, he has a trio of summer official visits to look forward to. Thus far, he has locked in OVs to Clemson (May 31), Florida State (June 14) and Tennessee (June 21).

“The way Clemson keeps in contact, the relationship I have with the coaches, their winning program, and development of players keep me going back to Clemson,” Young told On3. “My connection with the staff is great. The coach I have the connection with is safeties coach Mickey Conn.”

As for Tennessee:

“I’ve been there once last summer,” he told Simmons. “I like how the coaches have stayed in touch with me. And they have one of the best fan bases in the country. Plus I like their schemes on both sides of the ball.”

Jordan Young Recruit Profile

Young is the nation’s No. 33 overall prospect, No. 2 safety and No. 2 recruit from North Carolina in the 2025 cycle according to the On3 Industry Ranking — a weighted average that utilizes all four major recruiting media companies.

According to the 2025 On300, Young is the No. 29 prospect in the class and top-ranked safety.

On3’s scouting and rankings team writes this about him as a prospect:

“Highly coordinated two-way playmaker who could be a top prospect as a receiver or defensive back. Has unverified size, but looks to have a thinner build. Lines up as a receiver and safety for his high school A very productive player on both sides of the ball, eclipsing 1,000 receiving yards and 10 touchdowns while picking off eight passes as a sophomore. Primarily lines up in the slot on offense. An effortless mover. Bursts off the line and gets up to full speed quickly. Eats up grass as a route-runner. Has a long, natural stride in the open field.

“Naturally coordinated and shows the ability to track the ball. At his best as a ball-hawking free safety on defense. Uses his high-end ball skills to make plays in zone coverage. A state finalist in the long jump and triple jump as a sophomore. Posted a personal best in the triple jump with a 45-8.75 leap, a very strong mark. Will need to continue adding mass and strength to his frame and improving his play strength as a defender.”