Union Academy wide receiver, Derek Young, Jr. officially signed a National Letter of Intent and an athletic scholarship to play football at Wingate University. Young is a three-sport varsity athlete (football, basketball, track) and triple jump state champion.
“I felt at home immediately at Wingate because the coaches treated me like family and the campus is welcoming. I think I have a good chance to see playing time next year. Attending Wingate means my family will be close by and can watch my games. I have three little brothers, so being able to see them continue to play is important, too.” said Young.
“Derek is one of the best all-around athletes I’ve ever coached. He is the type of athlete, individual, and leader that a coach gets once in a lifetime. I think he will make an immediate impact at Wingate, and I look forward to watching him continue to develop.” said Coach Frasier.