DT Young Ready for Season

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Winslow Township (NJ) defensive tackle Chris Young is ready for practice to end and for his senior season to start. The 6-4, 270 pound Young believes his team can compete for a state championship this year, and looks forward to seeing his hard work over the summer paying dividends in an official game.

“I’ve been in the weight room almost every day this summer,” said Young, who is athletic enough to play linebacker or defensive end but must play defensive tackle because of his size. “I feel stronger and quicker. We’re looking pretty good in our two-a-day practices right now and I’ll think we’ll be in contention. I’m just looking forward to the start of the season.”

Young is also looking forward to receiving phone calls from college coaches once again. During the spring evaluation period, he received contact from schools including Virginia Tech, Iowa, North Carolina, Rutgers, Clemson, Wisconsin, Towson, and Hofstra. According to Young, Iowa, UNC, Rutgers, and Hofstra have verbally offered.

“All I have to do is send my academic information to Iowa, UNC, Rutgers, Hofstra, and Towson and then I will have official offers from them all,” said Young. “Right now, they have all verbally offered me. There are more but I can’t think of all of them right now.”

Virginia Tech, who was previously thought to have offered, was in serious contact however did not extend an offer. Still, Young believes the Hokies are not far off from doing so and wants to take an unofficial visit down to Blacksburg.

“Virginia Tech offered me the chance to come down and see the campus, but they have not offered me a scholarship or anything,” said Young. “I want to go down there this fall to see the campus and I think I would get an offer. I also want to take unofficial visits to Iowa, UNC, Clemson, Wisconsin, and Hofstra.

“Right now I’m open to everybody. I don’t have any favorites. I’m just looking for a school that offers me both good academics and good athletics.”

Most schools, including Virginia Tech, are recruiting Young as a defensive tackle. A few are talking to him about playing along the offensive line as well.

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