Longtime Colorado State recruiting target Tancey Richardson from South Aiken (S.C.) has favored the Rams for much of his recruitment. With eight offers from the likes of CSU, Mississippi State and Southern Miss, the three-star athlete said the Rams continue to show him the most interest.
"Colorado State kind of sticks out, because they have recruited me more actively,” Richardson said. “They're always checking on me, always showing love through the mail, (Twitter) DM, texts. They just show love constantly.”
Richardson visited CSU for junior day in the spring and came away impressed. He also received an offer following his visit.
As for his other recruiting favorites, CSU is joined by nine other schools for the speedy, 6-foot, 188-pound two-way star.
“My favorite schools that I like and that are recruiting me the hardest would be Colorado State, Mississippi State, USC, Ole Miss, Kent State, Coastal Carolina, and Louisville. Those are the top schools I really like. I'm trying to focus on them, since they're focused on me,” he said.
Maryland, Georgia Southern and Middle Tennessee State are also represented in his top ten, which he posted to his Twitter account over the weekend.
The Rams, Richardson said, have thrown multiple recruiting pitches his way. CSU is recruiting him as an athlete, with the idea he could play cornerback, receiver, or be a dynamic return man. Bobo and CSU assistants Joe Cox, Ricky Logo and Terry Fair are among the coaches who have communicated with Richardson.
“It's not just one coach that's checking on me. It's the head coach (Mike Bobo), position coaches, just everybody. Even the fans do. They send me a lot of mail congratulating me on a big win, or anything. They're just always there and they're always going to be there.”
Richardson has not scheduled any official visits, but he knows of one for sure he will take this fall.
“I'll go to Colorado State, for sure, but I don't know when I'm going to take it,” Richardson said.
While CSU waits for his arrival in Fort Collins for his official visit, they can count on Richardson watching them this fall. He is especially excited for CSU's season-opener against in-state rival Colorado on Friday night.
“That's going to be a big one. I plan on watching it,” Richardson said of the Rocky Mountain Showdown. “I'm excited to see how they'll come out in the first game, a big game, to see how the coaching staff does and coaches plays. I'm watching my friend... Coach Bobo hasn't told me yet if he'll play, but Collin (Hill), the quarterback, I want to watch him.”
A commitment date for Richardson has not been determined. On the young season, the electric playmaker has recorded 17 tackles, one interception, two forced fumbles, and five pass deflections on defense. Offensively, he has caught seven passes for 66 yards and two touchdowns.
So what would CSU have to do to ultimately earn Richardson's commitment?
“I'm not really sure. They can't really do much more than they're doing. It's just going to come down to what school I feel is best for me and my parents, you know, what's best for us.”