H.D. Woodson QB Talks Spring Game, Recruiting

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H.D. Woodson (Washington, D.C.) quarterback Ricardo Young , a top quarterback target of Virginia Tech’s, was in Blacksburg yesterday for the Spring Game. The 6-1, 170-pound junior wanted to see several things, specifically Virginia Tech’s offense, its quarterbacks and receivers. What was his opinion of Tech’s offense following the experience?

“It looked good,” Young said. “I know I could fit into it. It is my type of offense.”

Virginia Tech’s quarterback depth chart continues to be a positive as well as far as Tech’s standing with the H.D. Woodson product is concerned.

“I know they only have one backup,” Young said. “I think I could just jump in there and help out.”

Asked to comment on yesterday’s atmosphere, Young said, “I love the fan atmosphere. The stadium was loud. I like the fans being so close to the field. I felt a positive vibe on the field.”

Young spoke with several Virginia Tech coaches, including head coach Frank Beamer, before heading home yesterday evening. The coaches let the talented signal caller know how much they want him in their 2010 class.

“They were trying to get me to hop on board,” Young said. “They said they need quarterbacks. There is no real big pressure from them. They know they are pretty high on my list.”

Young has now visited Virginia Tech twice this year, with the other visit being an unofficial visit in late February. The Washington, D.C., star has been impressed with Virginia Tech to this point, though he claims no favorites.

“I still love Virginia Tech,” said Young, who also is considering offers from Connecticut, Maryland, Syracuse and West Virginia. “I like it a lot. It is a good school. I like the facilities and coaches. I know they have a good football program.”

Virginia Tech and West Virginia are Young’s two most recent visit destinations. Asked to compare the two programs, Young replied, “Both of them are good. They know I’ll be making a decision soon. I’d rather not compare until I do make a decision.”

Besides the schools that have offered, Young is also considering interest from Louisville, Miami, North Carolina, Oregon, Penn State, Rutgers and

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