Five-star running back won’t make official visit to Ohio State, but says Buckeyes still high on the list

Richard Young is one of the most sought-after running backs in the 2023 class. He's a five-star talent who's been consistently ranked as one of the top defensemen in the country. And at one point Ohio State seemed to lead the way in its recruitment.
Young released his top 10 a while ago, and the Buckeyes made this cut to no surprise. Since that time, however, Ohio state has lost steam, according to recruiting analysts, most of whom believe Young will end up in Tuscaloosa with Alabama.
Young did nothing to dispel those rumors as he posted a statement on his personal Twitter account that he would not be making an official visit to the state of Ohio. He then quickly followed that tweet and said that the Buckeyes are still a top school on his list.
Curious to say the least. Not making an official visit seems to bode badly for Ryan Day and Tony Alford. Or does the young man from Florida already know everything about Columbus after visiting the campus last year?
With Alabama seemingly widening its lead over Land Young, this feels more like a shot at the Buckeye's chances of signing the five-star talent than any positive spin we can make. Young will officially visit Bama, Georgia, Notre Dame and Oklahoma.
Ohio State already has a commitment from No. 8 running back Mark Fletcher and is still actively recruiting Justice Haynes, who is No. 3 in the country according to the 247Sports Composite ranking, lest all is lost.
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