Iowa NSD Profile: RB Toren Young

Profiling and breaking down the most recent signee, running back Toren Young.

HOMETOWN: Monona, Wisconsin (Monona Grove HS)
POSITION: Running Back
RANKING: Three-Star, #5 Player in Wisconsin, #10 RB in Midwest, #46 RB in Country
SIZE: 5-11/200

RECRUITING STORY: Many Power 5 programs but few pulled the trigger like Iowa who became sold on Young. Wisconsin kept in moderate contact with him throughout the cycle but was never convinced enough to extend him a scholarship. The Hawkeyes did and they got him with relative ease. 

EVALUATION: He's a physical back with a low center of gravity. He's strong and built beyond his years and will enter college physicaly ready to compete. Young is a good north-south runner between the tackles but also runs the ball from the wingback position in high school and shows some versatility. He's a good blocker, and a tough kid who has good balance and runs through arm tackles. What he can continue to work on is becoming more explosive. - Socut Midwest Recruiting Analyst Allen Trieu

I think the last part is the key and the one reason he was passed on by other midwest programs. He didn't have the explosiveness out of the backfield they wanted. To me, Toren Young is LeShun Daniels 2.0. They're very similar backs. They do not amaze you with incredible measurables or ridiculous athleticism. They do produce. They fall forward, they're strong, they're college-ready early on in their career, and just get up field and don't get cute about it. He's a physical runner with decent speed, like Daniels. Vision is what sets Daniels apart and that takes a lot of dedication, work ethic, film study, and intelligence. If Young can duplicate that, he should be productive in Iowa City as well.

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