Tigers Lead for Another 6-7 OL

The Clemson Tigers lead for a 6-7, 330 pound offensive lineman who may be one of the best in the state and get this- it's not Cory Lambert. Are the Tigers close to signing two 6-7 bookends to anchor the offensive line of the future? Find out all the details in this recruiting update.

OL Barry Richardson
6-7, 330, 5.4
Wando High School
Mt. Pleasant, South Carolina

Barry Richardson is only a junior at Wando High School, but he plans to be playing on Saturday's next season, not Friday nights. At 6-feet-7 inches tall, and weighing in at 330 pounds, several major colleges are taking notice, including both South Carolina and Clemson.

"I am currently looking at Clemson, South Carolina and Newberry. Clemson is my leader right now," said Richardson in an interview this weekend. The talented prospect also stated that he has offers from both Clemson and South Carolina.

So what makes a junior in high school want to graduate early after this year and play college football next season? "Because I wanted to catch up with my class," stated Richardson.

Clemson assistant coach Burton Burns has been recruiting the talented prospect for the Tigers, and he came by the Richardson household last Thursday. "It went good. We talked about football and we also talked a lot about academics."

Richardson will take an official visit to Clemson on January 9th and also plans to visit both South Carolina and Newberry before reaching a decision.

What will the star lineman consider when determining where he will play next season? "I will look at the school and the academics. I will also look at the football prestige of the school."

Richardson plans to make his commitment sometime in January. We will continue to keep you updated on this outstanding offensive lineman from South Carolina, right up through signing day 2004.

Editor's Note
Richardson is one of the biggest offensive linemen to come out of the state of South Carolina in well over 5 years, and he appears to be a prime target of the Clemson and South Carolina coaching staffs.

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