2015 RB Joseph Young Has 6 Offers

One of the state's best kept secrets is 2015 Fairfield Central RB Joseph Young. The 6'1 192 pound prospect emerged last season as a gamebreaker for the Griffins and six schools have stepped up with scholarship offers including an ACC program. Come inside as we bring you up to speed regarding Young's recruitment and outlook for next season and his future.

I'll take the blame on this one. I dropped the ball. Fairfield Central assistant coach Greg Wright told me about running back Joseph Young more than a year ago and fast forward to now and the 6'1 192 pound prospect now has six scholarship offers and plenty of interest. Well we finally caught up with the talented back from Fairfield Central to talk about his fast paced recruitment.

Last year as a junior things really started to come together for Young as he piled up some impressive stats playing solely at running back after splitting time between running back and wide receiver during his sophomore season.

"I had 113 carries for 973 yards and 16 touchdowns."

That breaks down to 8.6 yards per carry.

Those numbers paired with some strong showings on the camp circuit this off season have resulted in six offers.

With offers from Appalachian State, Charleston Southern, Citadel, Furman, Old Dominion, and Virginia Young has a nice mesh of offers on the table right now. So are any of those programs really ramping up their recruiting efforts compared to the others at this point for the FCHS standout?

"No sir, its pretty even right now."

Other schools that are actively recruiting Young are Ohio and SC State he says.

The 2015 standout has visited with a pair of schools and he talked in depth about his trip to each one.

"I visited North Carolina on an unofficial. I love UNC. I was able to meet my recruiter and some other coaches. I got to see all of the weight room facilities and locker room. Its just a great school and environment. I was also able to get some information on the education and how you would stand when you graduate from there."

"I visited with the Charlotte 49ers for Junior Day. Charlotte was great. I talked to the offensive coordinator while I was there."

There are some other schools Young says he'd like to hear from in the near future as well.

"I'd like to hear from Notre Dame, Clemson, Maryland, and NC State."

Asked to share his strengths on the field Young had this to say and was right on the money in our opinion.

"I'm dependable. I've got good speed, power, agility, and can catch the ball well out of the backfield. I also have good vision and I'm just a pounder on the field!"

To get even better Young says he wants to be a more patient runner next season. He also talked about what his goals are for his senior season next year.

"I want to rush for 2000+ yards, 20+ touchdowns, and win a state championship ring!"

The 2015 prospect shared with us what aspects he'll look at closely when choosing a college destination.

"I want to go to a school with a great education program and that has a positive football program."

For more updates with Joseph Young keep it here with SCPrepNation.com!

INSIDE THE NUMBERS...JOSEPH YOUNG
Bench press: 250 pounds
Squat: 465 pounds
Power clean: 265 pounds
Fastest 40 time: 4.44 seconds

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