Whatever challenges Louis Young faces this fall, conditioning should not be one of them.
Young, a senior cornerback and two-year starter, is taking part in the five team strength and conditioning workouts in the morning and following it up with sessions with personal trainers in the afternoon.
“I’m getting stronger, I’m losing weight, I’m getting the little fat I had off me,” Young said. “My stamina is getting back to where it was freshman year.”
Young works out Monday, Wednesday and Friday doing speed and footwork training with teammate linebacker Anthony Harrell in Roswell and Tuesdays and Thursdays with a personal trainer in Henry County with defensive lineman Anthony Williams.
“Weekends, I take one day off and then probably Sunday, I’ll do a recovery thing, get my body back, hot tub, cold tub,” Young said.
On top of his workouts, Young is taking four classes this summer and will load up again in the fall in order to graduate by December with a business management degree.
The extra work came at the suggestion of coach Paul Johnson in a meeting after spring practice. Knowing that Young will be prepping for the NFL draft combine and the Tech pro day after the season with quickness and explosion training, Johnson proposed that Young just get a head start over the summer.
“He told me not to wait like a lot of guys wait till after the season to start training for the combine,” Young said. “He just said, ‘Find some extra work outside of what you do here to get yourself in the best shape to perform at a high level.’”