Rutgers assistant on DB Avery Young: 'If you had 11 Avery Young's on defense, we would be unbelievable'
Avery Young proved his worth a season ago.
As a freshman DB at Rutgers, Young started 11 games and played in 12. He made an impact in many ways, racking up 65 tackles and 10 pass deflections.
So far during this fall camp — leading into his sophomore campaign — he has impressed coaches.
“If you had 11 Avery Young’s on defense, we would be unbelievable,” said co-defensive coordinator and safeties coach Noah Joseph. “There are a couple guys like that on defense right now, but he is playing unbelievably.”
On Tuesday, Young talked about his expectations:
“My expectations are extremely high,” Young said. “I am my own biggest critic. I think that is a fault at times. But I kind of learned to balance over the years. My standards, I have to meet them. And then I want to get up in the morning and do it all over again.”
Cornerbacks coach Jay Valai even had this to say about the impressive young defensive back:
“Avery is probably going to run for president in 2030-something,” Valai said. “Avery is awesome. Great guy to be around. His tenacity and his energy are infectious.”
Rutgers may not have won many football games a season ago, but Young stood out.
The best is likely yet to come as he enters his second season in Piscataway. The Scarlet Knights begin their 2019 campaign on Aug. 30 against UMass at home.