Ricardo Young Updates Recruitment

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Ricardo Young ‘s recruiting card

H.D. Woodson (Washington, D.C.) quarterback Ricardo Young has been committed to Virginia Tech since May with plans to enroll next month, so it was a surprise when it was reported by the Washington Post that he was now also considering New Mexico. The 6-1, 170-pound senior signal caller was reached for comment Tuesday night.

Asked if he was still committed to Virginia Tech, Young answered, “I’m still committed to Tech.”

Young did, however, make an official visit to New Mexico on the weekend of December 4th-6th.

“I took a visit with my friends. I thought it would be a good experience. Everybody knows I’m committed to Tech. I was just going out to have fun with some of the guys,” Young said. “This is nothing that it has been blown up to be. People can take it how they want to take it.”

New Mexico head coach Mike Locksley, who has excellent connections in the Maryland/DC area, let it be known that he and his staff want Young to play for the Lobos.

“Anytime you go to any school, and I don’t care if it’s to have fun or for what reason, I think the coaches will still make a push,” Young said. “They talked about early playing time, about being the face of the program and this and that. They said they want to build the team around me…some of the stuff I’ve gotten from other schools.”

Young admits that being told he could be “the face of the program” is something to consider, but he continued to state that he would be in Blacksburg next month.

“It sounds kind of nice when you first hear it,” Young said. “A program wants you to be its poster boy. It sounds nice. It’s pretty captivating. It’s hard to turn down. But I’ve been committed to Tech for eight months. A lot of people have put doubts in there about me coming down to Tech with Tyrod Taylor there and with Clayton, Logan Thomas and another freshman coming in there, but I feel like I’m a competitor. I feel like I can go down there and make my own mark. I feel like there are a lot of things at New Mexico. I’d be able to put a team on the map like Vick did at Tech, but I can’t do that at Tech. But Tech has great coaches and players. I’d be playing