Recruiting: 10 Qs With Colton Richardson has contacted as many of Oklahoma State's commitments as possible the last few days. We asked each of them the same 10 questions, some related to football and others not, in an attempt to give fans a chance to get to know their future Cowboys.

1) What about Oklahoma State first caught your eye?
Colton Richardson: When I first started getting letters from them, I liked the coaches. Coach (Tim) Beckman but he isn't there anymore and coach Yielding.

2) What was your deciding factor in committing to the Cowboys?
Richardson: When I talked to coach (Mike) Gundy and he said he needed my character and personality on the team. Most coaches tell you you're going to play right off the bat and I know that's not true. He was honest and told me if I work hard I'll get to play.

3) What are three words that describe you as a person?
Richardson: Caring, leader and loving person.

4) What are three words that describe you as a football player?
Richardson: Physical, coachable and good character on the field.

5) What is your favorite thing to do on the football field?
Richardson: Hit!

6) What is your favorite thing to do off the field?
Richardson: Hang out with my friends at the mall.

7) If you don't go on to play in the NFL, what would you like to do?
Richardson: I want to coach high school football and move my way up to college.

8) What are you most looking forward to in terms of playing for Oklahoma State?
Richardson: Playing time and something different than high school, new people.

9) What do you feel will be your biggest challenge in moving from high school to college?
Richardson: Playing under pressure.

10) Who is the one player on Oklahoma State's roster, or in your recruiting class, that you are most excited to be teammates with next season?
Richardson: Dez Bryant.

Colton Richardson, LB, 6-4, 225, 4.55, Ada, Okla.
Bench Press: 275, Squat: 345, VJ: 31"
Stats: Sr. - 89 tackles, 6 sacks, 2 interceptions (1 returned for TD), 49 rec. -628-yards and 9TDs
Honors: Sr. - SuperPrep Midlands Top 100 (#57), Daily Oklahoman 1st Team All State1st Team All District 5A-4
Other schools recruiting: Oklahoma, Colorado, Iowa State, Texas Tech, Tulsa

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