‘I like Ole Miss a lot'

Four-star 2015 prospect Drew Richmond visited Ole Miss unofficially over the weekend. Scout.com has the latest.

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Four-star offensive lineman Drew Richmond, a 2015 prospect, visited Ole Miss unofficially this weekend.

By the sound of things, the visit couldn't have gone any better.

"I really enjoyed my visit," he said. "You know, (Ole Miss head) Coach (Hugh) Freeze preaching family and everything, I really felt that being there this weekend."

The 6-foot-6, 290-pound Richmond, rated the No. 11 offensive tackle in the country by Scout.com, certainly picked a good weekend to make the some one-hour drive from his home in Memphis, Tenn., to Oxford.

Ole Miss hosted upwards of 20 official and unofficial visitors, including most of its top prospects for the 2014 class. Richmond, of course, wasn't allowed to participate in all the festivities, but he said he still had a good time.

"I knew I would have fun and everything. Nothing surprised me," said Richmond, who hung around his Memphis University School teammate and 2014 Ole Miss commit, Gary Wunderlich, as well as former teammate and current Rebel Ben Still.

"I did a lot of stuff, legally, that I could do. I went to the locker room and stuff, but I didn't eat with them. I hung out with the coaches and everything."

Drew Richmond

Richmond has no shortage of schools in pursuit of his services. His offer sheet is extensive, ranging from Ole Miss, Alabama, Auburn, Florida and Georgia, to Florida State, North Carolina, Oklahoma, Ohio State and UCLA.

"I plan on visiting Clemson, North Carolina and all those schools," Richmond said. "Florida State, Auburn and Oklahoma. I plan on going to those places."

When considering schools, Richmond said he will look at academics first.

"A good academic degree, first off," he said. "Playing time, way of life, family and everything like that."

Richmond was the right tackle for MUS last season. He helped lead the Owls to the TSSAA Division II Class AA state championship, where they lost a close game with Ensworth.

MUS held a 10-0 lead in the fourth quarter of the game, only to allow 27 unanswered points. The game was played on the campus of Tennessee Tech University.

As far as recruiting, Richmond, who is No. 214 in the Ultimate 300, is in no hurry to decide. He said he hopes to have a decision by September. Richmond is the highest-rated prospect in Tennessee by Scout.com.

"I'm considering everybody right now," Richmond said. "I'll come out with a top something after Signing Day. "I hope I can commit in September. I hope that's when I commit.

"I like Ole Miss a lot."

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