"I almost pulled the trigger when I went up there for the official visit," Richmond said. "He told me where I'd fit in and how I'd take his son's spot and they need a scorer real bad. I watched them against UMass and they needed a main scorer. I can come in and get the job done."
Richmond, one of the state's prolific scorer's of the past decade, averaged 30 points last season in his senior sendoff. He's all-state player with range on his jumper and the confidence to find the bottom of the net.
Wednesday was a great day for him. "I like the attention. I like all the attention and signing day was great. My family was all around me and that was the best part for me."
Richmond, whose father was a football player at East Carolina, saw how committed URI was to his son. "They went out their way," Eric Richmond said. "There's a difference between being wanted and really needed. Coach Baron showed the difference with their trips to Sanford, N.C. They showed him where he fits in and everything."