Richard Young, 5-star recruit and No. 2 RB, names 2 SEC teams among final 3
Richard Young, an elite running back in the class of 2023, has pared his list to 3 schools, and 2 are from the SEC.
Young, who is a 5-star recruit and listed at 5-foot-11 and 200 pounds, has named his final 3 of Alabama, Georgia and Oregon. Young is a native of Lehigh Acres, Florida, and ranked the No. 2 running back in the class of 2023, and the No. 5 player in the state of Florida, per the 247Sports Composite. Young has a reported 59 offers.
Young is being recruited to Alabama by Robert Gillespie and Bill O’Brien, and to Georgia by Dell McGee.
BREAKING: Five-Star RB Richard Young is down to 3️⃣ Schools, he tells @On3Recruits
The 6’0 205 RB from Lehigh Acres, FL is ranked as the No. 1 RB in the ‘23 Class.
— Hayes Fawcett (@Hayesfawcett3) July 5, 2022
Here’s his scouting report from 247Sports:
One of the most coveted prospects to come out of Southwest Florida in recent memory. A one-cut-and-go type of running back that’s powerful enough to get it done in-between the tackles. Excellent vision and overall feel for the position allows him to get up field in a hurry and attack holes. Outstanding contact balance combined with an effective stiff arm makes it extremely difficult for high school defenders to bring him to the ground. Has experience working out of single back, shotgun and pistol formations. Limited context when it comes to pass blocking, but should be able to chip away at college-sized defensive linemen given his size and physical nature. Track background shows up on Friday nights as he’s consistently pulling away from defenses. Catches the ball well and should be able to move the chains via the screen game, if those type of plays are on the call sheet. Wear and tear not much of a concern at this stage in his development as he’s averaged only 12 carries a game his first two years of high school. Likely to emerge as an impact player for a Top 25 program given foot speed and ability to shed would-be tacklers. Will be on the radar of NFL scouts one day if everything comes together.
Here are his highlights from Hudl: