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Friday / May 25.
  • Rutgers’ Young Almost Got Away

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    PISCATAWAY, N.J. — Kordell Young almost never suited up for the Rutgers football team.
    As a junior at West Deptford (N.J.) High School, he initially committed to the University of Virginia because that school had made him an offer and Rutgers had not.
    “I was committed to Virginia for like six months my junior year going into my senior year,” the 5-foot-9, 185-pound sophomore running back said. “After I took my official visit there, I didn’t feel a family-type environment. I felt like everybody there was all about themselves and all the players were out to get one another. They just weren’t a team to me. I heard stories from some of them that they thought they were cool, but it wasn’t for me.
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    Adam Zagoria is a Basketball Insider who covers basketball at all levels. A contributor to The New York Times and SportsNet New York (SNY), he is also the author of two books and is an award-winning journalist and filmmaker. His articles have appeared in ESPN The Magazine, SLAM, Sheridan Hoops, Basketball Times and in newspapers nationwide. He also won an Emmy award for his work on the SNY mini-documentary on Syracuse guard Tyus Battle. A veteran Ultimate Frisbee player, he has competed in numerous National and World Championships and, perhaps more importantly, his teams won the Westchester Summer League (WSL) championships in 2011 and 2013. He lives in Manhattan with his wife and children.