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Four-star wide receiver Paul Richardson visited Boulder last week to check out the Colorado football program and decide whether he might want to become a Buff this season. Get inside for more on his visit and his plans.

It's not great news on the Paul Richardson front for Colorado fans excited about his visit.

Richardson told Scout.com he left Boulder last week without receiving a scholarship offer from CU coaches.

Richardson said he enjoyed his trip to Boulder but he is unsure of his next step in deciding where he will attend college and play football.

Richardson said he is considering taking the fall semester off, re-opening his recruitment and working out with hopes of getting bigger and stronger and enrolling in a school in January, which would enable him to participate in spring practices next year.

"It might be good for me to wait it out and see how different schools' seasons go and take the time to work out and put some weight on," Richardson said via text message.

Richardson was rumored to be considering surgery late last spring to help with a leg injury, but he said running track helped his legs and he no longer has any pain or injuries. He said he is 100 percent healthy.

Richardson, whose former high school teammate Clark Evans now plays tight end for the Buffs, said this about his trip.

"I had a nice visit," he said. "It's definitely different out there as far as the air and the culture, but overall it was an alright trip."

Richardson would be the highest rated recruit in the 2010 Colorado recruiting class if he was to end up with the Buffs in the next few weeks before the start of the season.

Richardson originally signed a national letter of intent with UCLA in February and was set to join the Bruins this fall. However, he and two of his teammates were kicked off the team after being arrested in late June and charged with felony theft of a purse.

The case has not been resolved yet, which might explain the lack of an offer from CU coaches. CU would not welcome a player with a felony conviction, but that is an unlikely outcome for Richardson.

Richardson had no comment when asked about the status of the case or what he has learned from the experience.

For Richardson to join the Buffs this seasonhis case likely needs to be resolved, CU coaches would have to offer him a scholarship and he would have to accept it and enroll in classes no later than the end of August. Otherwise, it's likely he will make a decision later in the fall and start his college career in the spring semester.

We'll keep in touch with him going forward as he continues to figure out the next step in his future.


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