Former UK Football recruit Kyree Young killed in shooting

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[caption id="attachment_360760" align="alignnone" width="2560"] (Photo: Getty Images)[/caption] Kyree Young was one of the top running backs in the Class of 2021, a product of Akron, Ohio, with scholarship offers from the likes of Alabama, LSU and Kentucky, among others. Early this morning it was reported by Northeast Ohio HS Sports that Young was shot and killed, two weeks shy of leaving for college. He was headed to Tuskegee University to begin his college career, per Justin Rowland, after graduating from Massillon Washington High School. Details are unknown at this time. Young received a scholarship offer to the University of Kentucky in January of 2020 and interest was high on both sides. Recruited by Vince Marrow to be the next in the Ohio to Kentucky pipeline, Young's Twitter timeline is full of pro-Kentucky tweets, and he was followed by several UK Football players and coaches, including Mark Stoops and the official UK Football account. Tragically, Young's life was cut too short only days before he was set to take the next step in a promising journey. Condolences to his friends, family and everyone who knew him in the football community.

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