Rich Still High on the Wolfpack

Marietta (Ga.) Wheeler Running Back Richie Rich is only a week away from his first game, and after doing well in recent scrimmages he can't wait to hit the field for real.

"Things are going real good with our team," Richie Rich told Pack Pride. "We scrimmaged Shamley and Riverwood. The team did real good, and I played good too. I'm ready for the season right now."

Rich rushed for 1,454 yards and 12 touchdowns as junior and is considered by as the #20 running back in the country. Some colleges feel he could be a terrific slot receiver or cornerback, but he's not interested in switching positions.

"I would not play receiver," he said. "I want to stay at running back."

Rich has received several scholarship offers, but remains open at this time.

"I guess my options are wide open because I like a lot of teams right now," Rich said. "NC State, Oklahoma, Auburn, Kentucky, Maryland, Wake Forest, and UCLA are some of the schools I'm looking at that have offered me."

Two programs he hopes to offer in the near future are Miami and Florida State. In fact, if they chose to offer, Rich just might give a verbal commitment.

"If I get an offer from Miami or Florida State then I'm going to Miami or Florida State," he said. "I like the prestige of those programs, and I know they put the best on the field. If I think I'm the best then I know I can compete with the best."

Rich also admits that the ACC is his favorite conference... a league he would like to play in.

"I think it's going to be the toughest conference... the conference of champions," he said.

Richie Rich may be Georgia's top running back prospect.

One program that has been involved throughout the process is NC State. Wolfpack offensive coordinator Noel Mazzone is handling Rich's recruitment, and has done a great job positioning the Wolfpack near the top of his list."

"I like Coach Mazzone and NC State," Rich said. "They spread the ball out, and I like them because they are the underdog this year. People don't think they are going to do much because they don't have Philip Rivers, but I think they are still going to have a good season."

At this point, Rich plans on taking all five official visits, but hasn't ruled out making an early commitment.

"I want to visit all of [the schools], but I know I only have five to take," he said. "I know I'm going to visit NC State. Hopefully I can visit Oklahoma, Miami, and Florida State too."

"Hopefully I can commit during the season, but I still want to take all of my visits," he added.

Rich plans on taking unofficial visits this fall and watch some of the country's top college games. He hopes to be in Atlanta for the Georgia Tech-Miami game and in Athens for the Georgia-Georgia Southern battle. Also, at this point he plans on attending two football games at NC State, as the Wolfpack battles both Miami and Florida State in Raleigh this season.

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