Catching Up With Quintin Richardson

Gamecock commitment and 4-star prospect Quintin Richardson is one of the highest rated offensive linemen in the nation for the class of 2007. The Spring Valley (Columbia, SC) star committed to South Carolina back in April, and he recently took the time to catch up with

Not surprisingly, the 6'4, 270 pound lineman has been working hard this summer in preparation for his senior season.

"I've just been working with our strength coach and getting in the weight room. I was also working with a personal trainer for a little bit."

Throughout the recruiting process, Quintin Richardson has developed friendships with several of his fellow prospects, and he has taken a proactive approach in helping to recruit other top players to South Carolina with him.

"I've been talking to Gary Gray, Cliff Matthews, Brian Maddox, Addison Williams, and Jason Barnes just to name a few."

Richardson shared his thoughts on friend and fellow prospect, Cliff Matthews.

"With Cliff, I really can't tell right now. He says Georgia is his number one, but I really can't tell. Talking to him, he seems like everything is pretty even right now, and he is just evaluating it all out."

Richardson also mentioned Jason Barnes, the talented wide receiver out of Independence HS in Charlotte (NC).

"I really think we're going to get Jason. It's between us and North Carolina, and we have a good offense for wide receivers, so it's probably going to come down to that right there. I feel that we're going to get Jason Barnes."

Richardson discussed previous Gamecock commitment, Gary Gray, who recently opened up his recruitment between South Carolina and Notre Dame, and Richardson made a point to assure Gamecock fans that his commitment to Carolina is still solid.

"It doesn't affect me none. I'm still strong with Carolina, and Gary is just evaluating it all with his family. Come February, I'm pretty sure he'll be a Gamecock."

The talented lineman is in excellent academic standing entering his senior year, and although he is on track to be able to graduate in December, he has decided to enjoy his final year in high school.

"My academics are actually pretty good. I could graduate in December, but I'm not going to do that. It's my senior year, and I just want to live it out."

Richardson, who totaled 79 knockdown blocks as a junior, has set a few goals for himself and his team heading into his senior season.

"I want to break the school knockdown record and break the school sack record. Ultimately, I just want to win a state championship."

Stay tuned to, as we will continue to keep you updated on Quintin Richardson throughout his senior season and beyond

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