Armwood QB Richardson takes in USF Junior day

At 6-foot-5 and 230-pounds, Armwood rising senior QB Darryl Richardson has the size and strength programs covet. On Sunday the stand-out quarterback took a short trip over to USF for junior day.

Armwood high school is a factory for churning out division I prospects and one of the next ones is quarterback Darryl Richardson, a 6-foot5, 230 pound prospect who took in USF junior day this past Sunday.

"It was a real good experience," said Richardson . "I liked everything they were showing us and telling us. "

Richardson got to tour the campus, the facilities and liked what the Bulls had to offer.

"The campus is real nice and they have great facilities," said Richardson . "Everything is real big and new, and I liked the practice complex they have. The coaches also told us they have a lot of renovations plans. They're redoing the locker rooms and building an in-door practice facility."

The Armwood prospect also got to meet with the Bulls coaching staff.

"The coaches are real cool and seem like really good guys" said Richardson . "I spoke with the QB Coach Vass, Coach Shank and Head Coach Skip Holtz. They just said how much they like me and asked about how I'm doing in school and things like that. I talk to Coach Vaas often. They're good people over there."

Richardson is a local product and got to meet with other local players who are either on the team or visiting with him this weekend.

"They have a lot of local guys on the team and Coach was talking about getting all the top Tampa guys and keeping them home," said Richardson . "That can come in handy at times, because you have to chemistry on the team between players, so getting a lot of the local guys to stay in Tampa is a good thing to strive for."

Richardson already knew a good amount about the program prior to his visit, so he already knew what to expect, but he did learn a few things new that caught his attention.

"I really like the schedule they're going to have for 2013. That really caught my eye," said Richardson . "I also like how motivated they are and their vision for the future."

The 6-foot-5, 230 pound quarterback received two early offers from South Florida and Tennessee, and talked about how the visit affected how he felt about USF.

"It helped me out a lot, "said Richardson . "They already offered me, so they're in my top. I like the program and the coaches a lot. They're my home team."

Armwood won the Class 7A State Championship in 2011, and Richardson, who was injured during his junior season finished with 47-of-105 passing with 751 passing yards and seven touchdowns, with 4 interceptions. Right now he's focused on 2012.

"We want to repeat as champions," said Richardson . "I'm going to work my tail off in the weight room, and  do everything I need to do to accomplish that.

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