H.D. Woodson (Washington, D.C.) rising senior signal caller Ricardo Young has a pretty impressive ratio going on the recruiting trail. He has mailed his junior video to five schools and each of the five has responded with an official offer. The 6-1, 170-pound prospect certainly hopes for similar results as the recruiting process heads into spring.
Connecticut, Maryland, Syracuse, Virginia Tech and West Virginia have officially offered Young, who will send out tapes today to Cincinnati, Clemson, Miami, Oregon and Tennessee. The Virginia Tech offer came shortly after he made an unofficial visit to Blacksburg a few days prior to Tech’s Prospect Day on February 28th.
“When I went down there, they didn’t offer right away,” Young said. “I talked to Coach Beamer, Coach Sherman and I talked to Tyrod Taylor. About two days later, they called and said they were going to offer and then they sent the papers.”
On track to graduate in December, Young is hoping to make a commitment relatively early in his recruiting process. He has not ruled out the possibility of making official visits and if he does Virginia Tech will be one of the destinations.
“They are definitely a school I’m looking at,” Young said of Virginia Tech. “Everybody from my program that went through Virginia Tech has nothing but good things to say, about how the system is run and how good things are. It is definitely a school I will take an official visit to. I was happy when I received the offer.”
Young, who recently visited West Virginia and would like to visit U-Conn and Miami soon, has favorites right now but did not disclose the names of those programs.
“I do have a hierarchy of schools, but I don’t think I want to release it,” Young said. “There are about three schools I’m really evaluating closely because I know I would be a good fit for those schools and they would be a good fit for me. They have good coaching staffs and good facilities. Another thing that is important to me is how the depth chart looks.”
Young turned in a stellar junior season in 2008, throwing for 3,089 yards and 31 touchdowns with only five interceptions. He rushed for 780 yards and 11 scores as well, leading H.D. Woodson to a 7-4 overall record including a Turkey Bowl win over rival Dunbar.
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