Richmond gives the latest

2015 Memphis (Tenn.) University School offensive tackle Drew Richmond mentions a few programs he stays in regular contact with. He also breaks down what stands out about a few schools.

2015 Memphis (Tenn.) University School offensive tackle Drew Richmond mentions a few programs he stays in regular contact with. He also breaks down what stands out about a few schools.

Drew Richmond is one of the best in the nation for his class. He has taken a number of visits already, including trips to Vanderbilt, Florida, Tennessee, Ohio State, Ole Miss, and LSU.

The Memphis University (Tenn.) School offensive tackle from the 2015 class offered up some insight on his level of contact with a variety of schools.

"I talk to Tennessee and Ohio State basically every day," he said. "I talk to North Carolina and Ole Miss almost every day. I also talk to Alabama about every week. Florida State and Auburn are schools I stay in touch with as well. There's a few others that I have stayed in contact with too."

The Volunteers are one of the schools Richmond has a great relationship with. He discussed what it is about Tennessee that stands out.

"I know a lot of guys from here that are going there," Richmond mentioned. "They are turning things around. It's a great program. Florida kids stay in Florida, Georgia kids stay in Georgia, and California kids stay in west a lot of the time. The winning tradition at home makes it a cool place to consider. Staying in the state and contributing is something I'll have to think about."

Ohio State was the school that Richmond grew up very fond of. They have established a great connection with him.

"I have great bonds with a couple guys on their coaching staff," he pointed out. "I'm friends with some of their 2014 commits like Demtrius (Knox) and Stephen (Collier). I'm also friends with a few of their 2013 class players like Vonn (Bell) and Dontre (Wilson). I love being around them. It's a place like no other."

Ole Miss is the closest school to Richmond in regards to distance. He has a few connections to the Rebels' program.

"I really like Coach Harris and Coach Luke," Richmond told Scout. "They are really cool coaches. We are able to connect on a lot of things. I have a lot of friends that play for Ole Miss. One of my best friends plays center there. I know a lot about their program. It's closer than people think. I'm only 45 minutes away from Ole Miss, 6 hours from Tennessee, 8 hours from Ohio State, and 12 hours from North Carolina."

The Tar Heels are another college Richmond speaks regularly with.

"I like the staff at North Carolina," he said. "Their program that was at the top a few years ago. Their academic prestige is like no other. I have learned a lot about the school and it's a great offense."

A few visits Richmond may make in the Spring are to Auburn, Oklahoma, Clemson, North Carolina, and Florida State.

"I'd like to check those schools out," he stated "I'm trying to visit all the schools that have offered so I don't miss anything."

The four-star lineman isn't close to being ready to make a college decision yet but he hopes his recruiting process doesn't drag on for the entirety of the cycle.

"I hope not to have to take it up to Signing Day," Richmond admitted. "I'm hoping I feel comfortable and confident enough with my decision before then. I really wouldn't want to have my process take that long at all."


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