Andrew Richards has K-State in his top five

Wide receiver Andrew Richards visited Manhattan two months ago and hopes to return in the fall for another. With good size and speed Richards looks to be the prototypical receiver Big 12 programs are looking for today.

He's a big, fast, strong wide receiver—exactly what many of the Big 12 programs are looking for, in the same mold of James Terry and Roy Williams who could go up over the top of the smaller defensive backs.

And the good news for K-State fans is that the 6-foot-2 200 pound Andrew Richards thoroughly enjoyed his visit to Manhattan two months ago, with the hopes of returning in the fall for an official.

"I got to meet a lot of people there," said the Keller, Texas native. "I met the receivers coach, Greg Peterson, and he introduced me to the rest of the coaches. But what really impressed me is that they all knew my name already. I thought Manhattan was a great and the campus was nice too. They seem like they really get into their football there. I love that about them—purple everywhere."

However, K-State isn't the only school Richards has his eye on. Baylor, Iowa, Oklahoma, and Arkansas have also caught his eye in these early stages. Though he has no offers just yet, Richards is encouraged by the correspondence he's had with his top five.

"I want to take advantage of this summer and get out there on some visits and go to some camps," said Richards, who runs a 4.46 40-yards. "I want to make sure I make the right decision in the end. I really want to go somewhere that wants me. I like that, hearing from the coaches, knowing that they are really interested in having me become a part of their program."

But while Richards expects his recruitment to go all the way to February, his main goal is to just have a good senior season.

"I think some guys who commit too early sometimes think there isn't anything to play for their senior seasons," said Richards, who had 33 receptions for 423 yards and eight touchdowns last season. "I don't want to focus so much on this stuff and give the attention to my teammates next year. I want to make it back to the playoffs next season. That's my real goal right now."

Richards, who plans to take part in camps at K-State, Iowa, OU, Arkansas, Iowa, and Notre Dame this summer, carries a 3.72 GPA and wants to be a coach someday.


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