[Premium article] I was able to catch up with Richard Burch, the top offensive lineman in the state of Mississippi this year, Sunday night after his weekend visit to MSU. The huge offensive lineman was taking calls from numerous recruiting services when I finally reached him. Here is what he had to say about his visit:"> [Premium article] I was able to catch up with Richard Burch, the top offensive lineman in the state of Mississippi this year, Sunday night after his weekend visit to MSU. The huge offensive lineman was taking calls from numerous recruiting services when I finally reached him. Here is what he had to say about his visit:">

BRANDON HS OL RICHARD BURCH VISITS MSU

<img src="http://www.genespage.com/images/highschool/football/2001/rburch123-159.jpg" align="left" width="123" height="159"> [Premium article] I was able to catch up with Richard Burch, the top offensive lineman in the state of Mississippi this year, Sunday night after his weekend visit to MSU. The huge offensive lineman was taking calls from numerous recruiting services when I finally reached him. Here is what he had to say about his visit:

I just wanted to see how your visit went this weekend?
"It went real good. I enjoyed it."

What would you say was your favorite part of the visit?
"The eating (laugh)."

They fed you guys good, huh?
"Oh yea."

What else did you like?
"The people."

You enjoyed the people? Like who?
"I hung out with the players. Rico Bennett was my host (Rico Bennett was his HS teamate at Brandon.)."

Did you know any players there besides Rico?
"Yea, I knew some."

Who did you hang out with?
"Willie Evans and Otis Riddley, and of course Jerious and Darren Williams and Kenny Kern; pretty much all of them."

What did you guys do to take up your time since there was no basketball game this weekend?
"We toured the campus, we had a meeting with coach Sherrill, and well, we went out with some of the players after dinner. Then, we were eating. We went to some of the girl's game. "

You mentioned coach Sherrill. What was that meeting like?
"It was cool, real cool. He's not the type to pressure you either. He's real straight forward."

You've been listed as a Mississippi State commitment for some time. Is that still the same? "Yes, it's still the same."

Why did you commit to State?
"I like it up there. I like the town and the players."

I appreciate your time.
"No problem."


Brent Bozeman is a correspondent for Gene's Page. He can be reached by email at bozeman@telepak.net


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