We have made it to July and SEC Football Media Days are coming soon.
The University of Alabama looks to return to the College Football Playoff in the fall and win a national championship. Nick Saban has several talented players, but which ones will emerge as the most impactful?
The staff at Touchdown Alabama Magazine will spotlight numerous players for the upcoming season.
After looking at Justice Haynes, Richard Young is the final running back in the breakdowns.
Hometown: Lehigh Acres, Fla.
Position: Running Back
Size: 5-11/200 pounds
2021 HS stats: 1,700+ rushing yards, 19 touchdowns at Lehigh Senior High School
Strengths: Size, athleticism, power, speed, versatility, contact balance, explosiveness
Weaknesses: None glaring yet
Alabama fans are excited to see Justice Haynes, but five-star Richard Young is not chopped liver.
He amazed crowds at Lehigh Senior High School in his career at Lehigh Acres, Fla.
Young put on a show as a junior, totaling 1,700+ rushing yards and 19 touchdowns. The 5-foot-11, 200-pounder has an explosiveness that jumps out on film. He hits holes quickly and accelerates for marquee plays. Young brings size, athleticism, contact balance (breaking tackles), and power, but his explosiveness is undeniable. He is off to the end zone if he gets by the first wave of defenders. Young did not enroll in the spring, but he may have an opportunity if he shakes things up in preseason camp.
He is the real deal, especially if you watch his tape from his junior season.
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