Ricardo Young

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  • Position
    Quarterback
  • Class
    r-Freshman
  • Height
    6' 0
  • Weight
    178 lbs.
  • High School/Other
    H.D. Woodson
  • Hometown
    Washington, D.C.

Suffered a setback when he injured his foot during the first scrimmage of spring workouts … Did not require surgery but missed the final 10 practices … Figured to be in the thick of the battle for the No. 2 quarterback spot … Impressed the coaches with his take charge attitude when he stepped in the huddle … A very good athlete who can make things happen … Needs to work on his arm strength and the little things that he missed out on because of his injury … Should be able to do that over the summer … Coaches will have to see where he stands in August.

2010: Redshirted during the fall while working with the scout team … Improved on all four major lifts during the off-season program … Turned in a 38 1/2-inch vertical jump and a 4.41 second clocking in the 40 … Completed a pass for 5 yards in the Hokies’ first spring scrimmage before suffering a right foot sprain that sidelined him for the final 10 practices … Named to the 2010-11 ACC Academic Honor Roll.

2009: Enrolled at Tech in January shortly after finishing his senior season of high school football … Took part in off-season strength and conditioning workouts … Earned 100% Effort Awards for four of the team’s six pre-spring 6 a.m. workouts … Was 3-for-7 passing for 81 yards during three spring scrimmages … Completed two of his four passes during the Maroon-White game for 15 yards.

High School: A three-year starter for Coach Greg Fuller at H.D. Woodson High … Passed for 2,461 yards and 24 touchdowns as a senior to earn first-team all-Met honors from The Washington Post … Named the D.C. Player of the Year and the Gatorade State Football Player of the Year … Threw for 3,089 yards and 31 touchdowns and rushed for 780 yards and 11 scores as a junior … Listed as the No. 21 dual-threat quarterback in the country and the No. 3 player in the District of Columbia by Rivals … Ranked the No. 48 quarterback in the country by Scout.com … Listed as the No. 70 quarterback in the country by ESPN/Scouts Inc. … Ranked as the No. 19 player in the Mid-Atlantic (DC/Maryland) area by SuperPrep.

Personal: Ricardo W. Young … Born 4/3/92 … Son of Lakesha Young and Ricardo Jones … Enrolled in university studies.