Offers rolling in for Kovalcheck

Richard Kovalcheck is a 6-2.5, 205 pound quarterback prospect from San Diego (Calif.) St. Augustine, and Kovalcheck is already earning ackowledgement as being one of the top signal-callers on the West Coast. But that's nothing new for Richard. Scholarship offers have been heading his way since 10th grade.

"I was surprised at the very beginning, but once I knew I was getting recruited a lot, I expected it," Kovalcheck told about his recruiting attention. "I actually got my first offer before my junior year, from Texas A&M."

Are the Aggies still recruiting him? "I'm not really sure anymore," Kovalcheck said with a laugh. One thing he's not short on right now is scholarship offers. San Diego State, Oregon State, Arizona, Arizona State, Washington, Colorado, Kansas, Michigan State and Boston College have all offered Richard a full ride to play football.

Rick Neuheisel was the Husky coach that offered Richard. "He called me up and we talked," he said. "He offered me a scholarship and then he told me a little bit about the school. Nothing really in particular."

On a fluke, Kovalcheck met some current Washington players while on the beach in San Diego. "I met a couple of guys at a beach house," he said. "Owen (Biddle) was one."

Kovalcheck threw for nearly 2000 yards and 20 touchdowns as a junior last year, receiving All-league, All-league offensive Player of the Year and All-CIF honors for his work.

"I think I have good pocket presence," he said, describing his style. "I know where the rush is and can avoid it pretty well. I make good reads and throw it to the open receivers. I'm pretty accurate with my throws. I just like to have fun. I like to win, but I like to have fun too."

While a lot of players already have their summer camping plans mapped out, Kovalcheck is still looking into all the possibilities. "I'm not really sure, but I might go to a couple of camps this summer," he said.

And regarding his final decision? "I think I'm going to wait and take my visits," he said. "I'm not sure where. I'm just playing it by ear. I think I'll visit Washington. I think I'll visit Miami too."

Richard is as open as can when asked about a list of favorite schools. "No favorites yet," he said. "I can't really narrow it down that much right now because new things keep popping up all the time."

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