Josh Richardson Offered by Georgia Tech

Selecting a college for a non-athlete or highly coveted basketball player normally is a stressful, hand wringing experience. But, not so, for Josh Richardson, a 6-5, 185 pound guard from Edmond, Oklahoma, Santa Fe high school, who has yet to pick a school. He is the definition of "laid back."

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Richardson has been been on Georgia Tech's radar for a little while and now with Coach Brian Gregory taking over the program, it appears that has moved to a new level. "Coach Gregory called with an offer a few days ago."

Josh's prior connection to Georgia Tech had been with Coach Paul Hewitt. Because of the recent change, Richardson is not familiar with Coach Gregory. "I am not aware of his background."

Josh is, however, familiar with Georgia Tech's campus. "I was there when Coach Hewitt was there." Will the coaching change affect the way he thinks about Tech? "I wouldn't say the coaching change has completely turned me off."

Another coaching change has changed the dynamics in Josh's recruitment. Coach Cuonzo Martin has moved from Missouri State to Tennessee. "I still have an offer from Missouri State and Coach Martin made an offer to me to play for him at Tennessee."

In spite of the fact that things are now somewhat settled, Josh is not ready to make a decision. "I plan on doing that at the end of April."

The schools remaining on Josh's list are TCU, Georgia Tech, Penn State, Missouri State, and Tennessee. When asked if the order of the schools had any significance, Josh replied "not really".

One of the main factors that will enter into Josh's decision will be where each program plans to play him. "I want to play the one or the two." He'll rely on his parents when making that decision.

Josh hasn't given much thought to how he'll make the decision. The decision will be made in a few weeks. "I want to get the process over."


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