One of New Jersey's top running backs had a great time this past weekend right at home. Albert Young of Moorestown, N.J. took his second official visit and this time he stayed in his home state.
“I had a great time at Rutgers," said the 5-foot-10, 205-pounder. "I mean it was really fun and I got to meet a lot of players and other recruits. Sam Johnson (Bergen Catholic) and Joe Flacco (Audubon) were both there and a bunch a guys from Florida as well, we all had a great time.
Young, who finished a brilliant high school career, ended the year rushing for more than 2,200 yards and 32 touchdowns. It is the second season in a row that he's run for more than 2,000 yards.
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Albert had visited Wisconsin on Dec. 6 and had a great time. He had been thinking of going to Boston College or Iowa on Dec. 13, but decided to visit Rutgers instead.
“I have BC and Iowa set for the same date, (Jan. 17). I thought about moving one of them to this past weekend, but I went to Rutgers instead and I’m glad I did. I really get along with the coaches there and feel very comfortable around that place. I guess maybe it’s because it’s home. I don’t know, but I really liked Rutgers.”
So what about a leader?
“It’s very tough. I always had Wisconsin as my leader, but Rutgers has closed the gap. I really do want to see a few other schools before I do anything. I’m going to Boston College and I think I’m going to schedule Miami now, but that one is not definite.”