Lehigh 5-star RB Richard Young reveals top three of Alabama, Georgia, and Oregon

Alex Martin
Fort Myers News-Press
Lehigh's Richard Young jumps over Lely defenders. Action from the Lely at Lehigh spring football game.

It's clear Lehigh running back Richard Young is in the home stretch of the recruiting process.

The 5-star recruit, who is among the best in the 2023 class, revealed Alabama, Georgia, and Oregon as his top three schools Tuesday evening on Instagram.

2022 winner of the Southwest Florida Sports Award for Offensive Football was Richard Young, Lehigh. Moments from the 2022 Southwest Florida Sports Awards at Suncoast Credit Union Arena, Tuesday night, May 26, 2022.

Young was the spark Lehigh needed last season, rushing for 1,755 yards and 19 touchdowns, while adding a passing touchdown. The Southwest Florida Football Offensive Player of the Year helped Lehigh finish 7-3 with a regional semifinal appearance in Class 7A.

He is ranked as the No. 2 running back in the 247Sports Composite, while ESPN and On3 both have him as the No. 1 back in the class. 

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