Avery Young

Pa. CB Avery Young discusses his Rutgers offer

Coatesville (Pa.) High cornerback Avery Young was offered by Rutgers, and he shared his thoughts on it.

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With an older brother at Old Dominion and a younger one already holding offers, class of 2018 cornerback Avery Young is now seeing his recruitment pick up.

The 6-foot-1, 175-pound Young, who plays at Coatesville (Pa.) High, made a junior day visit to Rutgers in late January and was offered last week. The offer was followed by one from ArmySyracuseBoston College, Old Dominion, Connecticut, Virginia and West Virginia are also recruiting Young.

"It's a bit strange because last year at this time I was a sophomore watching other people go through it," Young said. "Now, it's my turn and schools are contacting me."


The Scarlet Knights were the first school to offer Young (Rutgers also offered his 2019 running back brother Aaron Young), who is is also talking regularly with Virginia, where he camped in the summer.

"I did both defensive back and wide receiver drills," he said. "We did a lot of 1-on-1s and footwork drills, and position drills with the receivers coaches and the defensive backs coaches. I got to do both."

At Rutgers, his main contact is receivers coach Jafar Williams, but the Scarlet Knights like Young's length and athleticism on defense.

"I've been talking to him for a while," Young said. "When I went to see him, he was one of the first coaches I got to see and greet and talk to. I talked to the defensive back coaches, the defensive coordinator, so I got to talk to all of them.

"They offered me as a defensive back. I have no preference (on offense or defense)."

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