Richardson talks Colorado

The answer for the University of Colorado's downfield passing game might not currently be on the roster, but early indications suggest four-star receiver, Paul Richardson, could be a solution next season. Get inside for more.

Paul Richardson, the 6-1, 175-pound deep threat has expressed interest in joining the Buffaloes for the 2010 season.

"I've talked with coach Hagan and we've developed a nice little relationship," Richardson said. "I need to get out there for a visit and come see the school. Unfortunately I'm gonna be in Tempe for the Arizona vs. Arizona State game over Thanksgiving weekend so I won't be able to see a Colorado home game, but we'll arrange something after the season for an official visit."

So what piques his interest in the Buffs?

"I've heard a lot of things about the school as far as the program, and the people and I can't wait to see the town," Richardson said. "I would like to go where I know someone that could take me under their wing and that's what I like about Colorado because Clark Evans is there. Clark and I are real good friends and when I spoke to him a couple weeks ago, he really likes it there.

"Clark was telling me about the different receivers they have and was comparing me to them. He said I'm up there in terms of talent with their young guys and it's positive for me to go up there and compete and work hard and make myself better."

Richardson also explained he's been in contact with Nebraska as well.

"One of my friends, Dominique Blackmon, is a JC quarterback and he's considering Nebraska. He and I only played basketball together, but I know he's good."

The son of former UCLA star and NFL veteran Paul Richardson Sr., began his high school career at Los Alamitos High School before transferring to Junipero Serra High School in Gardena, California.

The Cavaliers have gotten off to a hot 9-0 start in 2009 and enter the California state playoffs next weekend as one of the heavy favorites. Richardson flanks the outside with maybe the most talent-rich high school wide receiving core in the country, as five-star USC commit Robert Woods and possibly the top-rated WR prospect of 2011, George Farmer, team up for a lethal combination.

On the season, Richardson has 24 catches for 481 yards and 6 touchdowns. "I really like to watch Calvin Johnson play. He's really good and when I was playing at Los Al with Clark, I was the type of player that was a downfield threat jumping over people and making a catch that people only see once a year," Richardson said.

Asked if the Buffaloes went in a different direction with the coaching staff, Richardson remarked, "How it is right now, I don't know how it would affect my decision. I'm mostly interested since I know someone there, it's a Big 12 program and it's out of state and a little bit away from home."

At the moment, Richardson doesn't plan to announce a decision until after Christmas and doesn't have a favorite he would consider committing to yet.