Paul Richardson, a four-star wide receiver who originally signed with UCLA earlier this year is visiting CU and is considering joining the Buffs this fall after recently being dismissed from the UCLA program.
Richardson's father, Paul Sr., told us Tuesday afternoon his son was on a plane headed to Colorado and would be checking out Boulder and the program for several days.
Richardson, a four-star player in the 2010 Scout.com rankings, was arrested with two former UCLA teammates and charged with felony theft in June after allegedly stealing the purse of a female student. Richardson Sr. said his son's court case hasn't been resolved and might not be for several more weeks, but signs are pointing to reduced charges.
CU sources said the only way Richardson would be allowed to transfer to CU would be if the felony charge is lowered or dropped all together.
Richardson would be eligible to play this season for the Buffs if he joined the program because he never began fall classes at UCLA, nullifying his national letter of intent.
The Buffs landed wide receiver Will Jefferson at about the same time last year, but Jefferson had gone overlooked in the recruiting process. He is expected to be a big contributor to the team this fall.
Late last week, Colorado added USC wide receiver Travon Patterson to the roster after he decided to transfer from that troubled program in the wake of NCAA sanctions. Patterson, a senior, is eligible to play for the Buffs as well this year. The NCAA allowed all USC juniors and seniors the ability to transfer without having to sit out.