Albert Young Plans on Taking More Visits

Albert Young promised his family he would take at least one more visit before committing to Wisconsin. Now it appears he might go ahead and take a few more, making sure the Badgers are the right fit. The Insiders' Mike Bakas caught up with Young following his trip to Rutgers.

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. [The Hurricanes] haven't offered me yet."

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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