June 24, 2016
Miami Hurricanes linebacker Juwon Young was “suspended indefinitely for a violation of department rules” Friday amid the school’s ongoing investigation of potential NCAA violations.
Matt Porter of the Palm Beach Post reported that Hurricanes athletic director Blake James announced Young’s suspension via a press release.
According to Porter, Young is among multiple football and basketball players targeted in Miami’s probe. Multiple sources also told Porter that Young could be dismissed outright by the football program.
Barry Jackson of the Miami Herald reported further details on Young’s situation:
Brian London of 790 The Ticket provided more specifics on the matter:
Young had a fine 2015 campaign with 57 total tackles, a forced fumble and an interception in 11 games, per CFBStats.com.
According to Ourlads.com’s depth chart, which was updated Thursday, Young was listed as the primary backup to Shaquille Quarterman, a 4-star recruit from from Oakleaf High School in Orange Park, Florida.
While the ongoing investigation has to be a point of distraction for new Hurricanes coach Mark Richt, at least his first recruiting class will make up for Young’s individual, indefinite absence from the team.
Although Young’s suspension was handed down through Miami’s compliance office rather than the football team, per Porter, the junior’s outlook on the gridiron for 2016 and beyond is cloudy.
Recruit rankings and info courtesy of 247Sports.
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