Vincent Young, the 6-foot-5, 200-pound quarterback at Houston Madison, leaves no doubt about what he wants to do when he steps on to the football field. He wants to win.
“That’s what it’s all about,” Young explained. “It’s not about personal awards, it’s about winning.”
He’s done a pretty good job of winning so far in his career. A three-year starter at Madison, Young has led the Marlins to a 28-5 record while at the helm.
Madison is a perfect 10-0 this season. They face Houston’s Yates High School this Friday in the Astrodome in the first round of the state playoffs.
Young says his team is preparing for the game.
“We need to execute our plays,” Young said. “If we can do that, and play as hard as we can, then we can come out with a victory.”
Young says he saw a pretty good display of execution on Saturday as he watched his first college football game of the year in person. He watched Texas beat Kansas.
He says he will return to Austin on Dec. 14 for an official visit with the Longhorns. Miami is also going to get an official visit.
“I talked with the (Miami) coach. I forget what date he wanted me to come on. He’s going to let me know and I’ll just go then.”
Florida State, Southern Miss, Kansas State and LSU are also in the hunt, although Young has yet to solidify a visit date with any of those schools.
If Madison defeats Yates, the Marlins could get a rematch with the team that bumped them from the playoffs, Katy, a year ago. Katy must beat Rosenberg Terry to make the rematch a reality.