Ramon Richards: His Coach's Take

Ramon Richards will be signing with Oklahoma State but had offers from schools like Harvard, Rice and Yale. The talented athlete decided on the Cowboys because he wanted to play in the Big 12. With National Signing Day set for Wednesday, we visited with Brackenridge High School head coach Willie Hall about Richards and his future with the Cowboys.

What are Ramon's strengths as a football player?
Hall: He's got great instincts, he's got good speed and he knows how to play football.

What do you think will be the biggest transition for him moving from the high school game to the Big 12 Conference?
Hall: I think football players are football players but the competitive aspect as far as going to the next level. The game is always faster when you move from high school to college. I think he'll make the transition well but I think that will be the biggest element at the next level.

Do you think he has a chance to make an instant impact or will there be an adjustment period for him?
Hall: Well, his athleticism is great and I think that gives him an opportunity to get on the field early.

Why do you think he chose Oklahoma State?
Hall: He had some different offers but he wanted to play in the Big 12. When he visited Oklahoma State, he loved the facilities and he liked the coaches.

What do you think he is capable of accomplishing over the course of his college career at OSU?
Hall: If he stays on track and grows as a person, and continues to improve, he could probably play on Sundays.

What will you remember the most about coaching him?
Hall: He was a leader at all times, on the field and off the field. He was a great leader for our football team and a coach on the field.

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