Transfer portal next stop (again) for Duke WR Aaron Young


It appears Aaron Young has played his last down for the Duke football program. Probably. Maybe.

This past January, Young entered his name into the NCAA transfer database. A couple of weeks later, he pulled it out and remained with the Blue Devils.

Fast-forward 10 months, and Young’s name has again appeared in the portal according to reports. A Duke football official subsequently confirmed that the wide receiver is in the database.

Whether this is a permanent decision or temporary like last time remains to be seen.

This past season, the 6-4, 210-pound Young set career-highs in receptions (29), receiving yards (367) and receiving touchdowns (three).

In 2018, Young totaled 139 yards and a touchdown on seven receptions. Four of the receptions, 114 of the yards and the lone score came in the season-opening win over Army. Injuries, including a hamstring issue, limited Young to just two games that season.

For his career, Young has 849 yards and seven touchdowns on 63 receptions.

If the decision holds this time, Young, a three-star 2015 signee, would leave as a graduate transfer. Based on his decision to enter the portal, it appears the receiver has been granted a sixth season of eligibility. That, though, hasn’t been confirmed.