South Aiken High standout discusses his offer from Mississippi State and more

Aiken, South Carolina standout Tancey Richardson is beginning to really enjoy the recruiting process. With several schools showing interest and stopping by South Aiken High School, Richardson is beginning to see his stock rise. As evidenced by his recent offer from Mississippi State, Richardson is a name to remember during the spring evaluation period.

"I have offers from Mississippi State, Southern Miss, Colorado State, Coastal Carolina and Charleston Southern," Tancey Richardson said. "I have been hearing from a lot of other schools too. I have heard a lot from South Carolina and Clemson too. Clemson wants me to come up there and take a visit to see them some time soon."

A handful of programs have already made the trip to Aiken to gather information about the talented Richardson who has the potential to play on either side of the ball on the college level.

"We have had a few schools come by like Western Carolina, Presbyterian and a few others," Richardson said. "There are a few more that told me that they're coming to see me pretty soon. Coach Brian Baker from Mississippi State is supposed to be coming some time this week."

Baker is leading the Bulldog recruiting efforts when it comes to Richardson. Mississippi State was the most recent offer for the 5-11, 185 pound athlete. 

"I know Mississippi State is a great program," Richardson said. "I like Coach Baker a lot. He coached a long time in the NFL, so he knows what it takes to get there. I believe if I went there that he would know where to play me, so that I could be successful. I like Mississippi State a lot right now."

Where to play Richardson is still a matter of conjecture. As a player of skill, the talented Richardson could line up at wide receiver or at corner on the next level. Both options are good ones in the eyes of the Palmetto State standout.

"I just love playing the game of football," Richardson said. "Some schools have talked about me playing receiver and some have talked about me playing corner. Most of them are just sort of saying I can play whatever. I don't really have a favorite position. I will play whatever the team needs me to play. I just want to help the team."

Schools looking to make an impression on the versatile Richardson still have some time to make a move. With the spring evaluation period just really getting started and the summer camp sessions to come, there is still a lot consider.

"I am probably going to make my decision sometime around the middle of the season." Richardson explained. "I will probably do it sometime before we start region play.

"I am looking for a great school, but most importantly I am looking for a family. That is real important to me. I want to go somewhere that I can really bond with the coaches and player and we all look out for each other."

Earlier this year, Richardson committed to Southern Miss. While the Golden Eagles remain in consideration, Richardson recently re-opened his recruitment and plans to go through the process before making a final decision.

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