Blackburn Rovers midfielder David Bentley has also won a call for the crucial Euro 2008 double header with Israel and Russia in September.
Three Lions boss Steve McClaren said Young's inclusion was reward for good performances for the under-21s and also with Aston Villa.
"I think it is good for experience [to bring him in].
"He has done well for the under-21s and he has carried that into the beginning of the season.
"It is an ideal opportunity to bring in one of the under-21s, which I'm keen to do.
"It is good to blood these youngsters."
Goalkeepers: Robinson (Tottenham), James (Portsmouth), Carson (Aston Villa)
Strikers: Owen (Newcastle), Crouch (Liverpool), Smith (Newcastle), Johnson (Everton), Defoe (Tottenham), A Young (Aston Villa).