COLLEGE PARK, Md. — UNM football fans who wonder what might have been with Ricardo Young at quarterback will have to watch him from afar. And now, they’ll have to wait even another year.
Young, who sat out last season at New Mexico as a redshirt transfer from Virginia Tech, is headed to Maryland. That isn’t surprising, given that is where ex-Lobos coach Mike Locksley landed on his feet as offensive coordinator after losing the UNM coaching job in September. Shortly after Locksley was fired, Young withdrew from classes at UNM. He spent the spring semester at a community college in Iowa.
Young, like Locksley a native of Washington, D.C, signed a financial aid agreement, the Maryland athletic website reports.
Young starred at Woodson High in Washington. Scout.com ranked him the No. 48 prep quarterback in the nation after his senior season.
Young must sit out until 2013, when he will be a redshirt junior. He has yet to play a down of NCAA football.
Two former Lobos, safety Zach Dancel and wide receiver Daniel Adams, already had followed Locksley to Maryland.
Deon Long, a promising freshman receiver last year at UNM, has also indicated his plans to do so.
— This article appeared on page D1 of the Albuquerque Journal