Four Star JC Wide Receiver Verbals to ASU

In 2005, no junior college player in California scored more touchdowns than Angelo Richardson. Consequently, the list of schools coveting him was a long one. So when the Santa Rosa (Calif.) standout visited Arizona State on Dec. 16th, it figured to be just the first of five visits, with a decision coming closer to signing day. Nevertheless, the WR was impressed so much with the Sun Devils that he pulled the trigger Sunday evening.

"I just felt in my heart that this is where I want to go," said the 6-2 196 Angelo Richardson. "My family and I saw how much Arizona State wanted us and how much love they showed us. I thought about waiting until tomorrow, but I just decided to call Coach Koetter tonight."

One factor that was very beneficial in Richardson's recruitment was the fact that he was the high school teammate of ASU signal caller Sam Keller at San Ramon Valley (Calif.) . Needless to say that this factor played a significant part in the wide receiver's decision. "With Sam you can't go wrong (smile)," he stated. "He's my boy and I can't go wrong playing with him. Can't wait to start popping with him next year (smile)."

Richardson collected 1,334 yards on 93 catches. He set school records in many categories, and his 18 touchdowns led all of JC players in California. He was planning to visit USC later this month, but declared to us "I'm solid. I'm not gonna visit any more schools." Purdue, Arizona, and Miami are some of the other schools that were recruiting Richardson.

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