Change of plans for Richmond

Four-star offensive tackle Drew Richmond had originally planned to make his first trip to Clemson during the first weekend in April. Those plans have changed.

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The visit has been pushed back a week, the same weekend of the Clemson spring game.

"I'm not sure if I'm going to the spring game. I'm going to Tennessee and Clemson. I don't know which day I'm going to see them, I just know I'm going down there," Richmond told CUTigers of the Clemson visit plans.

Both schools recently made his top 11: Alabama, Auburn, Clemson, Florida State, LSU, Memphis, North Carolina, Ohio State, Ole Miss, Tennessee and UCLA.

A junior at the Memphis University School in Tennessee, it will be Richmond's first visit to Clemson.

"I heard it's really pretty there. I want to check out everything, get to meet coach [Dabo] Swinney and see that campus and all that stuff," he said.

Defensive tackles coach Dan Brooks serves as Richmond's primary recruiter for Clemson. Offensive line coach Robbie Caldwell and offensive coordinator Chad Morris are also in contact with the No. 11 ranked offensive tackle in the country, according to Scout.com.

"They want me to come in and play early. They really don't have a lot of tackles or something like that. I feel I could fit well into their offensive scheme," Richmond said.

Even though he hasn't been to Clemson, Richmond is pretty familiar with the Tigers' program.

"They're a winning program. That's speaks for itself. They beat Ohio State and they beat LSU two years ago, so they're a winning team," he said.

Auburn will have Richmond on campus for a visit on Saturday. Ole Miss and Memphis hosted him earlier this spring.

"I'm waiting to take some more visits this summer, then I'll go back and reevaluate," he said.

A commitment will be made on Sept. 9, to commemorate the loss of his best friend, who died that day in 2009.

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