RB Schedules Visit to UM

One of the top prospects in his home state, this standout running back has a visit to Miami scheduled. Read on to find out who he currently favors and where the Hurricanes stand.

At 5-foot-9 and 200 pounds, Moorestown, N.J. standout running back Albert Young recently became south Jersey's second all-time leading rusher with close to 4,000 yards.

A full academic qualifier, Young is now turning his attention to the recruiting process and since he's widely considered the state's top running back prospect, that process will be a busy one.

Young, who turned in a 4.52/40 time at the Penn State NIKE Camp, took official visits to Wisconsin and Rutgers over the last two weekends.

"I went to Wisconsin last weekend and had a great time," he said. "Everything was real cool. I really like it there. Anthony Davis showed me around and he's another Jersey back that's had a lot of success there. I've always liked Wisconsin football and I'd probably have to say they're my top choice right now."

Young returned from Rutgers yesterday.

"Rutgers was good too," he said. "I really enjoyed myself. I like what they're doing with the program. They're trying to get the local kids. The best part was going to the ESPN Zone in New York."

The standout running back said he plans on taking three more official visits before making a decision.

"Basically, I'll compare them to Wisconsin," he said. "On January 17th, I got Boston College. Then I got Miami on the 24th. I'm not sure of the exact date for Iowa yet, we're still talking about that. It was supposed to be the 24th but I'm going to Miami that weekend."

Young talked more about the Hurricanes.

"I got a visit from them last week at the school," he said. "They haven't offered me yet but they liked my tape and invited me for a visit. It's a real good program but they have a lot of running backs. I like competition and everything, but I'd rather play where there aren't as many players. I guess I'll take my trip and see what happens."

Young said he was excited to see UM coach Greg Mark last week.

"He came by the school," he said. "He was supposed to visit my house but I saw him at school. They're also trying to get some other guys from around here like Nate [Robinson] and Turk [McBride]. Plus, I think they already got a linemen [John Rochford]."

Young, who had in-home visits Wisconsin and Rutgers coaches last week, said he'll likely make a decision in late January.

"I'll take these trips and decide which one is best for me," he said. "I won't know until I take them."

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