Tigers Among Early Favorites for Graham

Richard Graham is a huge tight end from Virginia that talks candidly about his unofficial visit to Vanderbilt last weekend. Vandy and Clemson headline the list of early favorites for this 6-foot-7 inch tight end prospect.

TE Richard Graham
6-7, 247, 4.8
St. Christopher's School
Richmond, Virginia

"I visited Vanderbilt and just loved it," said Richard Graham. "I started out with an admissions meeting and tour and then made my way over to the football office. I was there for a couple hours and met with Coach Turner my Recruiting Coach, Coach Cain the TE's coach and Offensive Coordinator, Coach Johnson (head coach), and Coach Sisk the Strength and Conditioning Coach."

"I loved everything about the program, the staff was full of great people and the players I met were all just great guys. I really loved the attitude the team had about its future in the SEC and where they're headed as a program."

"The facilities were all top-notch and I loved seeing the guys during a lift in the weight room and really enjoyed Coach Sisk, you could just feel the energy rushing in that place."

"Also, I really like how the TE's are used at Vanderbilt and Coach Cain said he was impressed with my film and told me the one thing to work on the most would be keeping my pad level down on blocks. Not only did I come away really impressed with the football part of Vandy, I loved the campus and the school itself."

"My mom and my uncle went there and my uncle was with me all day and I stayed with him the weekend, but the academics there are just stellar the people were all nice and the friends I have there already just love it."

"I'd say of the schools I've visited unofficially this spring (Furman, Clemson, Georgia, and Vanderbilt), I'd say that Vanderbilt and Clemson were my favorites. The only way it could've gone any better would have been to pick up an offer, but hopefully I'll perform well enough at their 1 day camp June 13th to get an offer."

"Vanderbilt is definitely one of my favorite schools at this point and If they were to offer it would be a huge plus. Also having my uncle & aunt and their 3 kids, my grandma and possibly my mom all living in Nashville would be another huge draw for me as far as Vanderbilt goes."

We will continue to keep you updated on Richard Graham, right up through signing day 2005.

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