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Hilarious interview of Bryce Young trying to flip Traeshon Holden to USC resurfaces

Traeshon Holden (#11) running for the end zone for Alabama versus Mississippi State
Picture by Crimson Tide photos

The connection between Bryce Young and Traeshon Holden happened before spring football at Alabama.

Both players attended high schools in California during their senior year.

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Young was committed to the University of Southern California for 14 months before flipping to the Crimson Tide. He committed to the Trojans on July 25, 2018. During a football camp, a reporter from USC came to interview him. Young was the lead recruiter for the 2020 class, and Holden was his primary target.

Holden, who played his final season at Narbonne High School, was committed to Alabama. In a hilarious interview, Young calls Holden over and was prepared to flip him to the Trojans.

He thought the talented wide receiver was bluffing on his commitment to Alabama.

However, it became the five-star quarterback that flipped to the Tide. Steve Sarkisian pulled Young to Alabama as he committed on Sept. 22, 2019. He and Holden signed with the Tide, and now both are roommates. Young and Holden connected three times versus Mississippi State for 70 yards, including a 29-yard touchdown in the fourth quarter.

The two celebrated in the end zone as it was Holden’s first career score at Alabama. It is interesting how life works. Young initially wanted Holden at USC, but the two are making plays for the Tide.

Both are prepared to have fans on their feet at Bryant-Denny Stadium versus Tennessee.

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Stephen M. Smith is the managing editor and senior writer for Touchdown Alabama Magazine.  You can “like” him on Facebook or “follow” him on Twitter, via @CoachingMSmith. 

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