Richardson Updates Camp Visits

Tony Richardson recently camped at Ohio and West Virginia, and he's also got a couple of 7-on-7s coming up.

Tony Richardson was slated to head to Pitt's camp on Saturday. Instead, he will have a 7-on-7 challenge with his team.

It's still possible he could get back to Pitt at some point. He has, however, camped at Ohio and West Virginia, already this spring.

"The Ohio camp, it went really well," Richardson said. "Their coaches helped work with us. I did really well as a receiver. It was definitely a good feeling, going to a school like that, that's been getting better every year and to be a part of what they're trying to get accomplished."

West Virginia, being so local, he says the Mountaineer coaching staff does a good job connecting with local prospects.

They've been showing me a lot of interest," Richardson added. "A couple coaches came and visited me while I was in school a couple times. Going to a camp there is nice because it's so close, but the coaches were really good, too. They're showing us how to do drills correctly, helping us become better athletes."

Richardson did go to a Pitt camp last year. He wanted to go back again, just to compare how he improved from one year to the next. One thing that stuck out, was receivers coach Bobby Engram.

"Pitt, they really haven't shown me much interest as of late," Richardson said. "I had a good time last year. Coach Engram was real good. I just wanted to go again, since I did it before."

At 6-3, 210, Richardson says the main positions schools are looking at him for, are receiver, tight end and defensive end.

"Some schools are looking at me as a linebacker/defensive end type," Richardson said. "A couple schools like me on both sides of the ball. It feels good when schools say you're versatile. Though I'd prefer receiver, I'm fine if a school wants to put me on defense."

As a junior, last year, Richardson caught 25 passes for 240 yards and a touchdown. On defense, he finished with 60 tackles, 17.5 tackles for losses and five sacks. As a result all those numbers, he was a first-team all-conference, first team all-area and honorable mention all-state selection.


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