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Five-star RB Richard Young drops top 3

Hayes Fawcett07/05/22
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Five-star running back Richard Young of Lehigh Acres (FL) has narrowed his list to three schools – Alabama, Georgia, and Oregon.

The 6-foot, 205-pounder went in-depth on his finalists.


“It felt like home that same day I went back for my official visit,” Young said. “I love it there.”


“Georgia is RBU,” Young said. “I love the people there and it’s home.”


“I love it there,” Young said. “When I’m there it’s like a family and brother feel.”

Richard Young Scouting Summary

Physically-developed running back who emerged as a national name as a high school underclassman. Has a good combination of play speed and power. Has a muscular upper body with room to add mass in his lower half. Uses his leg drive to run through tackles at the second level. Shows well above average speed, which is validated by his track times (around 11.1 seconds in the 100 meters). Productive as a junior, rushing for 1,755 yards and 19 touchdowns while averaging nine yards per carry. Will need to considerably improve his ball skills as a receiver out of the backfield, as he has a tendency to fight the ball. Most of his best track times came as a high school underclassman. Older for the class, turning 18 years old in the spring of his junior year.

Young ranks as the No. 25 player in the On3 Consensus, a complete and equally weighted industry-generated average that accounts for all four major recruiting sites. He also tabs in as the No.1 running back and the No. 7 player in the state of Florida.