Richard Young, the most highly rated running back in 2023, will be visiting Jackson to see the current SWAC Champs.
Young posted on Twitter Tuesday that he received his 1st offer from a HBCU over a year ago. "Me and Coach Prime hail from Fort Myers, FL... You can be sure that I will be visiting Jackson State University!" You can count on it!"
Young announced his plans one day after it was reported that he would visit Florida A&M in the future.
"People don't realize this, but Willie Simmons and I have been building a rapport for quite some time. I have been messaging him back and forth, and speaking to him over the phone. Young stated that he had never told anyone about this, but he was certain that he would visit Florida A&M.
According to the 247Composite Ratings, Young is the 16th-ranked player in his class with a perfect ranking of.9915 from 1.000. Young averaged 9.0 yards per carrying for 1,755 yards, and 19 touchdowns on ground in 10 games.
Deion Sanders, Jackson State, and Travis Hunter, the Georgia prep player, recently flipped Georgia. Hunter was the highest rated player in the 2022 recruiting classes. Young took note of Hunter's decision not to choose ACC over JSU.
"He is creating his own legacy wherever and whenever he goes. I won't lie. He was initially going to remain at FSU. But he realized he could be coached by one the most respected corners in the world. It was a shock to me, and I decided that I could keep my options open."