Shane Richards Talks About His Offer to Southern Miss

Shane Richards talked with about his offer to Southern Miss.

If you like massive offensive linemen, Shane Richards just might be your man.

Listed at anywhere from 6'6 to 6'8, and at 330lbs, Richards is as nasty as they come on the field in the trenches.  

The lineman is originally from Canada, and is currently at New Mexico Military Institute where he will graduate in May of next year and hopes to enroll at his school of choice in the summer.

He recently picked up a surprise offer from the Golden Eagles of Southern Miss, which was one he certainly did not expect.

"No it was quite spontaneous my head coach Joe Forchtner informed me earlier in the week that they where going to call and offer, and that call came last night," Richards told

As most prospects have pointed out, the Golden Eagle staff was interested in more than just him as a football player.

"They said they liked my size," he said.  "They also told me about the school and the program and that they needed one more win to be bowl eligible.

"Then, they asked about my family back in Canada and how school was going."

Currently, Richards holds offers to Oklahoma State and Idaho in addition to the one he just picked up from Southern Miss.  

"I am planning to visit in January, but I'm not sure when just yet," he added.  

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