Lovett Visits 6-foot-7 Tight End

Richmond, Virginia standout Richard Graham has the Tigers among his top 6 schools as he prepares for a busy summer camp tour. How did the talented tight end enjoy his two visits to Clemson earlier this spring? Find out all the details and much more in this recruiting update.

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

The 6-foot-7, 250 pound prospect is getting plenty of interest as he awaits his first offer. "About 30 schools have come by school. Syracuse came by twice. Carolina called and said they really like me. Clemson came by. Northwestern came by. Maryland is also showing a lot of interest."

When asked if he has any early favorites, Graham responded, "North Carolina, Vanderbilt, Clemson, Virginia, Northwestern and Duke would be my top 6."

The St. Christopher's standout has already traveled to Clemson two times this spring.

"I went to Clemson over spring break. I liked it so much that I went back for the spring game. I really liked the coaching staff. I met with Coach Hines and Coach Lovett, who is my recruiting coach. Coach Lovett came by school and said he would call be before the end of May."

Graham also visited Maryland, Virginia, Richmond, Georgia, and Vanderbilt this spring.

Coach Lovett is recruiting Graham as a tight end for the Tigers but he could play several positions. "I will be playing receiver, tight end and defensive end this year."

Graham has all the physical skills to compete at the collegiate level. "My bench is 265 and my squat is 400. I have a 31 inch vertical."

Graham has a busy summer camp schedule already planned. "I am going to Clemson for their camp on June 6th to the 9th. I am also going to one day camps at Vanderbilt, Carolina, Duke, Virginia and Virginia Tech."

Who did the talented athlete root for as he grew up in Richmond? "I pulled for Virginia but I don't think that is going to work out. They already have 4 commitments with kids that can play my position."

As far as what will be the most important factor in deciding on a school, Graham says that many things will come into play.

"I'll look at academics. I'lllook at how the school supports the players academically. I want to go where the players and coaches are close and I prefer to stay in the Southeast. If I play tight end I would like to play where I will get a chance to get the ball. I will also look at the depth chart."

The Virginia star athlete will have no trouble with his academics. "I currently have a 3.3 GPA and I have a 1280 on my SAT."

We will continue to keep you updated on this outstanding tight end from Virginia, right up through signing day 2005.

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