May 23, 2022

Five-star running back Richard Young is considered one of the best running backs in the country, according to most recruiting services. 247Sports Composite ranked him 19th overall potential and second best in his position. He is close to making a college commitment after releasing his list of top seven schools through Sunday Twitter, And Florida was one of them. It has cuts with Texas A&M, Georgia, Ohio State, Alabama, Oklahoma and Oregon.

It’s a big win because he’s a 4.5-hour drive away in the swamps of Lehigh Acres, Florida.

Florida has so far used its proximity to nearby homes to its advantage in its recruitment. He has visited the wetlands twice so far this year. If the Gators hope to win for his services, he will continue to get on campus.

Whether or not they land him in the end, Napier and running back coach Jabbar Zulu sit in a great place for other targets Cedric Baxter Jr. and Treyon Webb. The coaching staff has told recruits that they plan to take two running backs in this cycle.

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