Two-way athlete Isaiah Richardson met San Jose State Assistant Coach Adam Stenavich briefly at his high school months ago. Stenavich, along with fellow SJSU Assistant Coach Andrew Rolin, made a return trip more recently to Chaminade High School specifically for Richardson.
“First when I met with Coach Rolin, he was very excited to meet me,” Richardson said. “He said he liked my height and weight. He said he had to have the staff look over my film and he said, ‘I believe we will offer you.
“A few days later, I believe it was my birthday, Rolin told me to call the head coach. He said he loved my (work ethic) and my drive and love for football and he said he wanted to offer me. I was overwhelmed at the time because it was my first D-I offer and I couldn’t believe it. It feels great. It feels like all your hard work has paid off and good things are going to come in high school.”
Richardson is a 6-foot and 190-pound athlete who has shined particularly at receiver in high school, but will be branching out into the secondary this fall. The Spartans are targetting him for the WR position.
“If I catch the ball in space, I can give you some wiggle,” Richardson said. “I would say my route running skills are pretty up there, I can catch the ball in traffic too with no problem.”
Not long after Richardson earned his first offer, another California school became his second offer - San Diego State. He also holds an offer from Dixie State and his receiving interest from Colorado.
Richardson is still in the information gathering period of his recruitment when it comes to SJSU, but he has built a good relationship with Stenavich, and knows one of the Spartans’ 2016 commits William Humphreys.
“Coach Stenavich, I like the way he keeps on checking in with me, seeing how I’m doing. That means he really loves to stay in touch with the players and is all about the players. I really like that about him.
"I don’t really know that much about their program, but I know it’s a D-I school and I know a few players. I know Billy Humphreys who committed there and he said he loves it. I can only expect the same. I know Billy from a weekly camp we do.”