While it may not be the deepest running back class we've had in recent years 2015 prospect Joseph Young of Fairfield Central High School is one of the top backs this year. Although he holds an ACC offer and quite a few mid-major offers the rising senior will continue to blaze a trail on the camp circuit to try and land more offers this off season.
Young's latest camp stop saw him camp in Chapel Hill with the North Carolina Tar Heels. It's a school that he'd visited before on an unofficial visit and he told us that he likes what they have to offer. That's why Young put forth a show for the staff as one of the top running backs during the day he attended.
"The North Carolina coaches said I did a good job and that they like the way that I get after it."
Young ran the fastest 40 time of any running back that day with a 4.51 and also broad jumped an impressive 10'3.
He talked about how things went at the camp in Chapel Hill.
"It was nice and pretty organized! The best camp I've done so far."
Young's latest offer came from Ohio University and things have been relatively quiet since then. Young is hoping some of his recent and upcoming camps will stir things up some more to land some additional scholarship offers to go along with the 6 he already holds.
"I'm still growing and I've got some more camps coming up. I'm going to NC State, South Carolina, and Clemson. I'd love to hear more from Notre Dame, Maryland, NC State, Texas, Baylor, West Virginia, and Tennessee. Hopefully I can earn some offers from a few of them."
A versatile back out of the backfield Young gives any team that recruits him a high value in our opinion. He runs with power and authority, has excellent speed and vision, but also catches the ball extremely well out of the backfield. He could even line up at receiver if need be.
Last season on just 113 carries he rushed for 973 yards and 16 touchdowns. With a 8.6 yards per carry average its easy to see why we're anticipating a huge senior season for Young should he nearly double his carries out of the backfield. He told us earlier in the off season that he wants to eclipse the 2,000 yard mark and its a plateau that he should be able to reach.
For now Young is one of the most underrated prospects in the state regardless of position given his explosive nature on the football field. We'll have more updates with Young as he continues to grind on the camp circuit.
Below is Young's info card from his day at camp with North Carolina.
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