Tucker (GA) Standout Has 1st Offer

Tucker High School is known for producing blue chip running backs such as Patrick Pass, Jabari Davis, and most recently, Thomas Brown. That tradition should continue in the class of 2005 with big time tailback, <b>Brandon Young</b>.

"I'm excited to be a part of the running back tradition we have. Just to be another name mentioned with Tucker, is an honor," Brandon Young said.

Brandon has an early offer, and a top 5.

"My favorites are Oklahoma State, Oregon, Virginia, Georgia, and Georgia Tech. Oklahoma State's running back coach offered me not too long ago."

What does Young like about each of his favorites?

Oklahoma State: "They're not real deep at TB. I think they only signed 1 last year."

Oregon: "I've always been a big Oregon fan. I liked Ontarrio Smith, and I played with them on NCAA football a lot. I'd like to play on the west coast."

Virginia: "Like Oklahoma State, after this year they aren't real deep at running back."

Georgia: "If I only had the opportunity to play DB, that's where I would go. I think they need some help in the secondary."

Georgia Tech: "Of all the schools, they probably have the best education program. It's close to home so my family could see me play."

What are the most important factors for Brandon in choosing a school?

"Playing time, and the depth at the position. I'd like to play right away, and I want to play running back. It would be nice to get away from home."

What does the Tucker standout feel he does best on the football field?

"I think I'm a good leader. I have good speed, but I'm more of a North and South runner. I like to run over guys."

What will he be working on the most before he leaves for college?

"I need to get my strength up. By the summer, I want to get up to a 330 bench and a 405 squat."

Brandon took over for Thomas Brown late in 2003 when Brown went down with an injury, and he had tremendous success. With Thomas off to Georgia next year, Brandon should have an absolutely huge senior season.

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