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Young Adjusting to College Ball

Patric Young

It took his remaining strength for Patric Young to plunge into the cold tub. He knew the first practices at Florida would be tough, but the freshman didn't know his legs could feel like they did. They felt twice their weight as he struggled to find a comfortable seat in the cold tub.

"It was tough, challenging and really competitive," Patric Young said of his first few practices. "I had to sit in the ice tub for 15 minutes just to feel like me again. The coaches expect a lot from us." It didn't take long for Young to realize he needed complete focus on what he put into his body. The physical toll of a season would be more demanding than the early days of practice. Young...

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