Young Hoping for More Attention

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Winslow Township (Atco, NJ) defensive tackle prospect Chris Young has had a rough 2003 season. He suffered a sprained ankle in pre-season practice that kept him out of one scrimmage. He suffered a sprained MCL which has slowed him down for most of the regular season.

Finally, after intense rehabilitation, Young is almost back to 100% and ready to perform.

“I can’t wait to get back to my old ways,” said Young. “I’m almost at 100 percent right now, and I feel I will definitely be at 100 percent by next week. This week, coach wants me just to play defense to get back in the flow of things. Next week, I’ll be back playing both sides.”

It has been difficult for Young to see his team go 2-2 without his services. He has remained supportive of his teammates despite his injury plagued senior campaign.

“If I’m not out there, I just try to cheer them on from the sidelines,” said Young. “I will bring intensity to them if I think they need it.”

Young is eager to get back to the gridiron in hopes of helping his team as well as impressing potential recruiters. Currently, Iowa, Rutgers, Hofstra, and Townsend have made official offers to the 6-4, 270 pound prospect. Those schools, along with Connecticut, have been the ones most actively recruiting him.

Following a couple of good performances, he will send tape to some of his other favorites.

“I’m going to focus on doing well my senior season and I hope to get back to making plays I know I can make,” said Young. “Hopefully, I’ll be able to show colleges what I can do. I have talked with Rutgers, Connecticut, and Hofstra most recently. I want to talk to Iowa more and UNC, Virginia Tech, Penn State, Virginia, and Florida.”

Young says he has the necessary core GPA to qualify, and he now just needs to take the SAT. Virginia Tech does not appear to be actively recruiting Young, however he will send some senior film down to the Hokies staff.

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