Iowa cuts ties with Des Moines recruit Young

According to, the Des Moines prospect is looking at Iowa junior colleges

Iowa football recruit Trevon Young
Iowa football recruit Trevon Young

The University of Iowa has backed away from a Des Moines recruit who's had two legal scrapes since last summer, is reporting.

Trevon Young, a 6-4, 220-pound defensive end prospect from Des Moines Lincoln High School, texted HawkeyeReport on Tuesday the following: "I got into some trouble, so they took my scholarship away."

Last July, Young was among a group of six people arrested for third-degree burglary and interference with official acts, according to Des Moines Police records.

In December, the Des Moines Register reported that Young, 17, was charged with criminal trespass with 11 other individuals. Young was among seven minors that were detained after 2 a.m. Sunday at a previously vacated home. Des Moines Police responded to a loud music complaint at 805 Virginia Avenue, and according to the case report “could smell the odor of marijuana coming from the house.”

Young was then suspended from the Lincoln basketball team. He led the Railsplitters with 15.3 points and 12.2 rebounds a game.

Iowa can't comment on recruits until they have signed their letter of intent, per NCAA rules. In August, Iowa athletics director Gary Barta and coach Kirk Ferentz declined comment regarding Young.

Last June, Young chose Iowa over scholarship offers from Iowa State and South Dakota State. He told HawkeyeReport on Tuesday that he now is looking at junior colleges in Iowa.


Young was rated a three-star recruit by Iowa now has 15 commitments for the 2013 class. The national signing period begins February 6.

Carmel (Ind.) linebacker John Kenny has enrolled at Iowa and is on campus for the 2013 spring semester. He will be eligible to participate in spring practice. His scholarship could count toward the 2012 signing class.

Derrick Willies, WR, 6-3, 190 Rock Island (Ill.) High School ***

Colin Goebel, OL 6-4, 275 Naperville (Ill.) North High School ***

Nathan Bazata, DT, 6-2, 270 Howells (Neb.) High School ***

Brant Gressel, DT, 6-2, 283 Centerville (Ohio) High School ***

John Kenny, LB, 6-2, 210 Carmel (Ind.) High School ***

Nic Shimonek, QB, 6-4, 205 Mildred (Corsicana, Texas) High School ***


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Malik Rucker, CB, 6-0, 175 Cooper (New Hope, Minn.) High School ***

Derrick Mitchell, Jr., WR, 6-0, 185 Vashon (St. Louis, Mo.) High School ***

Andre Harris, WR, 6-1, 170 Kirkwood (Mo.) High School ***

Sean Welsh, OL, 6-3, 275 Springboro (Ohio) High School ***

Ike Boettger, ATH, 6-5, 220 Cedar Falls High School **

Solomon Warfield, DB, 6-0, 170 St. Edwards (Cleveland, Ohio) ***

Jon Wisnieski, TE, 6-5, 215 West Des Moines Dowling ***

Damond Powell, WR, 5-11, 175 Snow College (Ephraim, Utah) (***)


LeShun Daniels, RB, 5-11, 220 Harding (Warren, Ohio) High School (***)

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