Richey talks Air Force offer

Air Force is looking for offensive line grinders who can open up big holes in the running game. Morgan Richey, a 6-foot-4, 280-pound left tackle at Bellevue High School in the Seattle area, certainly fits the bill. The Falcons extended Richey's most recent offer taking him to seven altogether.

Air Force is looking for offensive line grinders who can open up big holes in the running game. Morgan Richey, a 6-foot, 4.5, 280-pound left tackle at Bellevue High School in the Seattle area, certainly fits the bill. The Falcons extended Richey's most recent offer taking him to seven altogether.

"It was a phone call I received from Coach Thiessen last Friday that resulted in the offer," Richey told FalconsReport.com. "First we chatted for awhile about the Air Force Academy and what they had to offer. At the end of the conversation, he said that they would like to offer me if I'd be willing to go there. "Of course Air Force has a big running game as does the high school I come from. They like my running blocking and how well I block at the first and second level.

"It's definitely a great opportunity [at Air Force]. I think it's a tremendous honor to have been offered by one of the service academies. After you finish you have to do five years of military service, but it's cool that you'll have a guaranteed full-time paying job. As far as the football, their offense is similar to what we do at my high school and I love to run block. I haven't been to campus yet, but I plan on going later this summer."

After being offered initially by Idaho in early March, Richey has collected offers from Colorado State, Montana, Nevada, Northern Colorado, and North Dakota. This summer he has camped at Oregon State and will be camping at Washington this coming weekend. With schools like Boise State and Oregon also showing interest, Richey says he's taking the recruiting process slowly.

"I'm definitely still pretty open," he said. "I don't think I'm going to make a commitment until sometime after my senior season. My plan is to get out to all of the schools before I do anything. I want to be in a good location, first and foremost, at a college I want to attend. I want to like the school itself not just the football program. I'll looking at schools with good Business and Engineering programs, which is what I want to go for. A big thing for me is the type of people I'm going to be around. I like to surround myself with quality people for the next four to five years of my life."

In his junior season, Richey's second as a starter at Bellevue, he was named first team All-Conference. His team, the Wolverines, won the 2012 Washington Class 3A state championship. They have five senior D-1 prospects including cornerback Tim Heahl, who Air Force is also expressing a lot of interest in.


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