QB Young Remains Firm to Virginia Tech

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H.D. Woodson (Washington, D.C.) quarterback Ricardo Young committed to Virginia Tech on May 7th and claims to be solid in the decision he made. TechSideline.com caught up with the 6-1, 170-pound rising senior signal caller, who remains excited about his college future in Blacksburg.

“I’m locked up,” said Young. “I’m totally locked up. I’m solid in my decision. I picked a program that is good for me.”

H.D. Woodson assistant coach Wayne Johnson reiterated Young’s stance.

“Ricardo is going to Virginia Tech,” said Johnson. “He is solid to Virginia Tech.”

Young, who chose Tech over Connecticut, Maryland, Michigan State and West Virginia, among others, plans to enroll in Blacksburg in January of 2010. His priorities at this point are clear.

“I want to be a two-time champ,” said Young, who passed for 3,089 yards with 31 touchdowns to only five interceptions last season as a junior. He also rushed for 780 yards and 11 scores. “I’m working on everything. I want to make sure I make the right reads. I’m focused on helping my team win a championship and preparing myself for the next level.”

H.D. Woodson finished the 2008 season with a 7-4 record that included a Turkey Bowl title win over Dunbar. Young is looking for more success in 2009 and is high on the talent his team possesses.

“We have young guys, but they are young guys that have proven themselves. We should be a pretty solid team. I know we are the favorite to return back to [the Turkey Bowl],” Young said.

Young had hoped to attend Virginia Tech’s July 11th camp, but at this point that may be unlikely. He has been selected to compete in the NFL Youth Player Development 7-on-7 National Tournament, which takes place in Minnesota from July 9th-12th. He will represent the DC area kids and play for the Redskins team.

If he can make it, he says he will be in Blacksburg on the 11th. His teammate, wide receiver Alonzo Russell, also had planned to be in Blacksburg on the 11th but is also on the NFLPD squad. Russell, a 6-4, 180-pound rising senior, holds offers from Pitt and West Virginia.

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