Posted: 5:03 pm Tuesday, August 9th, 2011
By Matt Porter
Due to a knee injury, Palm Beach Gardens left tackle Avery Young, the No. 1 player on the preseason PBGametime Big Board, is expected to be limited in preseason practices and may miss his team’s first two games.
Young, a 6-foot-6, 284-pound senior ranked among the top recruits nationally at his position, suffered damage to his left meniscus last season and “tweaked it a couple times in the offseason,” Gardens coach Chris Davis said.
He did not practice in the spring or play in Gardens’ spring game against Fort Pierce Central, a 56-7 loss.
Young, who did more coaching than practicing at Monday’s opening session, had a procedure this summer to clean scar tissue from his meniscus and has not been cleared for contact.
“We got an MRI and did what was necessary,” Davis said. “He is week-to-week for now.”
A first-team All-Area player as a junior and an Under Armour All-American, Young has more than 40 scholarship offers and is being heavily recruited by some of the nation’s top BCS programs, including Auburn, Georgia, Florida, Miami and LSU. Davis said all interested schools area aware of Young’s injury.
Young may miss Gardens’ Sept. 2 season opener at Palm Beach Lakes and home opener Sept. 9 against West Boca Raton.
“He will be better than ever when he returns,” Davis said.
Two from King’s walk on at FAU
Former King’s Academy standouts Alain Deltor and Miles Campbell will walk on at Florida Atlantic, King’s coach Craig Dobson said. Deltor, a defensive end, was a second-team All-Area player last year. Campbell, a safety, was an honorable mention.