i am 24 years old- graduated hs the same year as clayton young, 2012. did my 4 years of d1. now, not only am I done competing, but everyone I ever trained with (freshmen when I was a senior) is done competing in the ncaa. not only would I be a more physically mature athlete- I would also have another 3 years of emotional growth. I think that we sometimes overestimate how mature ncaa athletes are at 18 years old.
Why didn't you use your redshirt year so you would have had 5 years if you're so confident that you would have done better with added physical and emotional maturity??