Richmond (TX) Foster has had it’s share of Division 1 football signees over the years. Each year the Falcons consistently have players landing at college programs across the country. The Houston Cougars have landed a couple of signatures from the program southwest of the Bayou City, former defensive tackle and now Washington Redskin Joey Mbu was a product of Foster and redshirt freshman cornerback Patrick Rosette also arrived via Foster.
In the 2018 recruiting cycle the Cougars have targeted another standout from Foster, cornerback Christian Young who has seen his recruitment explode in the last three months.
“I got a couple of early offers in March and April, then a lot started coming through in May when the schools started coming to my school and seeing me play and seeing my size,” the 6-foot-1, 190 pound defender said. “I didn’t think it was going to happen that fast.”
Fast is an accurate term for the expansion of schools interested in landing the long and rangy defensive back. After his first few offers in came in early spring, he is now over 20 Division 1 offers.
The thought of potentially playing for the home town team is one Young has at least entertained on some level.
“Houston is a great school,” he said. “I wouldn’t mind staying home. I need to take a couple visits up there and get a feel for them and get to know more of the coaches. I already talk to coach (Major) Applewhite and the DB coach (Clay) Jennings.”
Young is also familiar with Rosette, who he talks to regularly and who he says has told him a lot about the Cougars.
Although his offer list may not have finished growing yet, Young is preparing to narrow down his focus some soon and is hoping for a decision later in the summer.
“I’m announcing a top 10 June 16, next week and then I’m going to go from there.” he said. “I want to commit before the season, I’m thinking some time in July probably.”
Between now and his decision time, Young will visit a few more of the schools who have offered him in addition to the Cougars.
“I’m taking a visit to Iowa State, that will be my first one,” he said. “I think I’m going to Missouri, Arizona and Arizona State too.”