Recently, I had the pleasure of being able to interview Vince Young — the legendary former University of Texas Quarterback — over direct message on Instagram.
Young finished second in the 2005 Heisman race, led the Longhorns to the 2006 National Championship, and was eventually drafted 3rd overall by the Tennessee Titans.
Q: What factors led to your decision to pick Texas in your recruitment?
A: Because it was close to home and my family could travel to see me play.
Q: As the highest rated quarterback recruit of all time, what would you say to some of the top recruits now in their recruiting journeys?
A: Listen to what your heart and what you prayed about to God and keep the confidence in yourself.
Q: Do you think you would have become the superstar that you were without your redshirt season?
A: Yes for me, but it’s different now because of the hard work these young players are putting in and what’s getting taught from the little league middle school and high schools coaches are doing in this generation.
Q: Considering your insane National Championship performance in 2006, do you think the Heinemann be voted on after the postseason?
A: No comment lol. It’s cool whatever they want.
Q: What are you most proud of accomplishing in your whole football career?
A: Graduating winning a national championship and playing quarterback when everyone said I would be not and become a receiver or DB. The haters said I would be a DB or WR.
Q: Considering you were a very high pick, won rookie of the year, and were a Pro Bowler, what was your favorite experience in the NFL?
A: Playing on Sundays and Mondays. Building relationship that you built with your teammates.
Q: How does it feel to be considered one of the best few players to ever play college football?
A: Blessed, hard work pays off.
Q: Do you have any regrets about your career?
Q: Who’s your current favorite college player?
A: Right now, Sam Ehlinger. Beast.
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