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Braden River powerhouse athlete ponders two big offers

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Signing Day isn't quite the party Trevon Young was planning on.

"Whew. It's wild. It's crazy. I have a lot of thoughts and emotions going through my head," Young said Wednesday.

Trevon has a dilemma that most student athletes would dream for: he has a scholarship at the University of Florida for football or one at Eckerd College for basketball.

Yeah, it's hard to feel bad for the 6'6, 270-pound powerhouse.

"He can do it all. With that body, you look at him, most guys are stumbling and uncoordinated. He's got great body control, great speed for his size, great athleticism," said Braden River High School head football coach Curt Bradley.

Did he mention he can dunk? Trevon's a power forward for the Braden River High Pirate's basketball team.

"Started for four years. He'll be a 1,500-point scorer and a 1,000-point rebounder," said Trevon's basketball coach at Braden River High, Matt Nesser.

It turns out, the 17-year old's fancywork on the football field is what's really getting him noticed. The Florida Gators offered him a full-ride to play tight end.

"My first question to myself was, 'Am I really that good?' But obviously, I have to be something if Florida is looking at me," Young said.

While Eckerd College's small gymnasium wanes at the sight of The Swamp, Young can't get past his only opportunity to pursue basketball on a college court.

"It's my love. It's my passion. I've been playing basketball as long as I've been able to tie my shoes, you know?" he said.

So, the high school senior is doing the unthinkable. He's not signing anything just yet. Instead, he's taking his time pondering the play of his life.

"I just have to do what's best for me and my future," he said.

Trevon Young is hoping to make up his mind within the next two days.

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