Posted: 5:29 pm Tuesday, January 3rd, 2012

Recruiting: Palm Beach Gardens OL Avery Young narrows list to three schools 

By Matt Porter

Palm Beach Gardens offensive tackle Avery Young has played his recruiting hand close, but it appears he’ll lay down one of three cards on signing day.

Avery Young says he'll choose between Auburn, Florida and Georgia. (Taylor Jones/The Palm Beach Post)

Avery Young says he'll choose between Auburn, Florida and Georgia. (Taylor Jones/The Palm Beach Post)

Young (6-6, 286), the No. 1 recruit on the Big Board, said he feels equally good about three schools – Auburn, Florida and Georgia — and he will announce his decision Feb. 1.

Young spoke to Tuesday in Lake Buena Vista, where he is practicing for Thursday’s Under Armour All-America Game (8 p.m., ESPN). Palm Beach Gardens coach Chris Davis said the report echoes his most conversations with Young.

Young, who has visited Florida, Alabama, Georgia, and Auburn, has one official visit remaining. He told Rivals this week he would visit Miami.

“[Miami] told me that with my potential and my ability that I could come in and contribute,” said Young, who has scheduled a Jan. 20 visit. “They think I am going to be really good.”

Oklahoma was among Young’s favorites for most of his senior season. Virginia Tech briefly held his interest.

Young, a first-team All-Area selection, is one of the country’s top offensive lineman prospects. ranks him No. 60 nationally in the class of 2012, the No. 12 offensive lineman and No. 13 in Florida.

Young will be playing in the Under Armour All-America Game with Boynton Beach offensive tackle Jessamen Dunker and Palm Beach Central athlete Angelo Jean-Louis, who has played wide receiver in practice this week.

Dunker (No. 2 on the Big Board) is a Florida commit, while Jean-Louis (No. 3) has committed to Miami.

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The PBGametime Big Board has been freshly updated and now ranks the top 75 senior recruits in Palm Beach County and the Treasure Coast, along with information about the schools that are chasing them. Click here to take a look.