It does not matter what level of football, good offensive linemen are always needed to open holes for running backs and protect the quarterback. However, offensive linemen with the size and athleticism needed are difficult to find. This year appears to be a good year for these unsung heroes with a bumper crop in the northeast. Among the best is 6'8"-285lb Richard Muldrow, who has the potential to be a standout player at the Division 1A level. On the collegiate level, Muldrow projects as a right or left tackle. This is not just purely due to his size but his athleticism and footwork which is a prerequisite of the position. He is also blessed with long arms and a nasty temperament on the football field..
His abilities have attracted the attention of Penn State, Iowa, NC State, Kansas State, Virginia, Miami FL, UConn, Texas, Colorado, North Carolina, and Duke.
West Virgina, Maryland , Rutgers, Boston College, and
Vanderbuilt have thought enough of his abilities to extend an offer to
From this long list of suitors, he has developed a list of favorites. His list of favorites are the following (in order) West Virginia, Rutgers, Maryland, Miami, Boston College, Texas, Pittsburgh,Iowa, NC State, and Virginia
He states the following about his favorites:
- WVU - "I just like the style of coaching, the style of play and the atmosphere."
- Rutgers - "Very nice campus and facilities. Also, I like the coaching staff and team chemistry"
- Maryland - "Good Coaching staff, nice facilities, awesome campus, and tradition"
- Miami - "I didn't get to go to Miami I was invited to there Jr. Day on March 4 but I couldn't make it because of basketball. But the name alone just interested me"
- BC - "Didn't get to go there yet. I was invited to attend their Jr. Day but I already know they have good academics and a good athletic program"
As seem from the above list of schools, they are all on the east coast. Therefore, proximity might play a factor. He stated that "it seems like a lot of good football is played on the east coast and I also want my family and friends to see me play".
Muldrow will wait to take all of his visits before making a decision.
For the upcoming season, he has set the following goals:
- To repeat as a 1st team all county lineman
- To repeat as an all stater but as a 1st teamer this year
- To make the U.S. Army All-American Bowl
- To make the Big 33 Classic
Muldrow will attend the Scout All-American combine to compare his abilities with some of the best prospects on the east coast along with taking a step toward making the US Army All-American Bowl.