Badgers Still the Favorite?

Albert Young, one of the top tailbacks in the nation, told Badger Nation a couple of months ago Wisconsin was his favorite. Is that still the case?

Albert Young has had the best season of his life thus far, carrying his team to a 7-1 record entering the playoffs this weekend. The 5-10, 190-pound running back from Moorestown High School in New Jersey has more than 1,700 yards rushing on 135 carries with 28 touchdowns. He is within striking distance of the South Jersey rushing record.

But while the Badgers once were Young's sole favorite, that is no longer the case.

"Wisconsin is still high on my list, but Boston College has moved up," Young said. "I would list those two schools (as my favorites)."

Young is in the process of scheduling a visit to BC. His first official visit is to Madison on Dec. 6, and he accidentally set two official trips on Jan. 17.

"I'm in sort of a bind. I wound up setting up Virginia and Iowa on the same date," Young said. "You can just put down Virginia."

Young previously said the number of tailbacks at UW was his primary concern. But even though that concern could be alleviated given what's transpired this season, Young said that is no longer a consideration.

"I'm not worried about the running back situation thing," Young said. "I talked to (Offensive Coordinator Brian) White. Everybody is going to get their fair opportunity to play so I'm not even worrying about it. I'm not worrying about who has who now. I'm confident I can go in and beat somebody out."

At the same time, one of the main reasons Young likes Boston College is because of their imminent need for a tailback.

"They're not a bad team, and they need running backs so there's a good possibility of me playing early," Young said. "They're a good school and they run a pro-style of offense."

Young said his decision will likely be made on factors outside the scope of football.

"It's probably going to come down to the academic support the school has," Young said. "The tutors, how they help athletes out. Everywhere is going to be basically the same. I'm going to like every visit, so it's basically going to come down to who can help me graduate, who's going to give me the most help academically, and how my visit goes socially and everything."

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