After playing basketball his whole life at Garden Grove High School, 6-foot-4 David Richmond decided that he would use his lethal combination of height and speed to his advantage on the football field. Two years later, the four-star recruit is done with his sophomore season at Santa Ana JC and is one of the hottest WR prospects on the west coast.
told TotalBlueSports.com that he runs a 4.4 forty yard dash, has a 36-inch vertical jump, and bench presses 260 pounds. He did just about everything Santa Ana could come up with for him, deep routes, slant passes, medium routes, it does not matter. He has proven to be a versatile weapon anywhere on the field.
After receiving an offer from BYU assistant coach Steve Kaufusi in the spring, Richmond collected offers from Oregon, Colorado, San Jose State, Idaho and Wyoming.
However, Richmond told TBS that BYU is now officially out of the running.
"I'm not going to BYU," he said. "It's not the environment I want to be in. I'm not Mormon.
"My uncle also had a huge part in my decision process. He played basketball at the University of Utah."
Richmond thought it was interesting that BYU and Oregon will be playing in the Las Vegas Bowl together, but said it will not impact his decision.
"Who wins or loses won't have any impact in my decision, I've already ruled BYU out and I will be taking my visits to Oregon, Colorado, San Jose State and Idaho."
BYU currently has commits from 4-star WR Marcus Mathews, 3-star Ryan Kessman, 2-Star Scotty Ebert and 2-star Jordan Smith. Each of these stand out recruits committed to BYU before the season started, pledging "full-investment" to the cougar program.