|Hometown:||Redondo Beach, CA|
2012 - Did not see game action due to injury.
2011 - Did not see game action.
2010 - Sidelined all year due to summer shoulder surgery.
HIGH SCHOOL - Played three seasons at Los Angeles Loyola HS for coaches Jeff Kearin and Adam Guerra ... Saw action at tight end and defensive line ... Rated No. 25 tight end nationally by scout.com ... Ranked No. 29 tight end by rivals.com ... No. 93 player in California (rivals.com) ... No. 106 player in CA/NV/HI region (Super Prep) ... Earned three stars from both rivals.com and scout.com ... Rated No. 69 tight end by ESPN.com ... No. 81player in California (scout.com) ... PrepStar All-Region selection ... Made 27 receptions in his career for 360 yards in a run-oriented attack ... Named all-league tight end as a junior and senior ... Also lettered three seasons in basketball for coach Jamal Adams and averaged 7.5 points and 8.0 rebounds per game.
PERSONAL - Full Name: John Harding Young ... Born: May 21, 1992 in Torrance, CA... Parents: Harding and Kimberly Young ... Mom was a UCLA song girl ... Has a younger brother, Matthew, and a younger sister, Hailey ... Lists his biggest thrill in sports as scoring the winning touchdown against Chaminade HS in his junior year ... Lists NFL tight end Antonio Gates as the athlete he admires the most ... Member of the Monogram Club and African-American Association ... Athletic Director's Honor Roll in Winter 2011 and Spring 2011 ... Undeclared major.