Iowa Football Cuts Ties With Des Moines-Area Recruit

By Marc Morehouse, Reporter

sdm0823lincfootball (photo taken by Lee Navin on 08-19-11) Lincoln junior wide receiver Trevon Young (#35) checks the scoreboard during a long first half as the ninth-ranked Southeast Polk Rams battle against the Lincoln High Railsplitters during the opening week in a CIML Conference Class 4-A game at Hutchens Stadium in South Des Moines.


By Grant Burkhardt

IOWA CITY, Iowa - The University of Iowa has backed away from a Des Moines recruit who's had two legal scrapes since last summer, is reporting.

Trevon Young, a 6-4, 220-pound defensive end prospect from Des Moines Lincoln High School, texted HawkeyeReport on Tuesday the following: "I got into some trouble, so they took my scholarship away."

Last July, Young was among a group of six people arrested for third-degree burglary and interference with official acts, according to Des Moines Police records.

In December, the Des Moines Register reported that Young, 17, was charged with criminal trespass with 11 other individuals. Young was among seven minors that were detained after 2 a.m. Sunday at a previously vacated home. Des Moines Police responded to a loud music complaint at 805 Virginia Avenue, and according to the case report “could smell the odor of marijuana coming from the house.”

Young was then suspended from the Lincoln basketball team. He led the Railsplitters with 15.3 points and 12.2 rebounds a game.

Iowa can't comment on recruits until they have signed their letter of intent, per NCAA rules. In August, Iowa athletics director Gary Barta and coach Kirk Ferentz declined comment regarding Young.

Last June, Young chose Iowa over scholarship offers from Iowa State and South Dakota State. He told HawkeyeReport on Tuesday that he now is looking at junior colleges in Iowa.

Young was rated a three-star recruit by Iowa now has 15 commitments for the 2013 class. The national signing period begins February 6.

Carmel (Ind.) linebacker John Kenny has enrolled at Iowa and is on campus for the 2013 spring semester. He will be eligible to participate in spring practice. His scholarship could count toward the 2012 signing class.

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