JR Season Stats: "I think I caught about 20 balls – we didn't throw a lot – and I probably gained somewhere between 600-700 yards, maybe 10 TDs."
Folks, if this kid caught 20 balls for just 600 yards, that's a whopping 30 yard-per-grab average. But Richard, admittedly, was doing his best to recollect his stats.
At this point, getting qualified is in order. Nothing makes an athlete more attractive to college coaches than one already qualified.
"I have about a 2.5 GPA and I still need to take the ACT/SAT."
But what about his top schools of interest?
Richard on UT: "I know they have a good coaching staff and it's close to home."
On Maryland: "Was out there before. And, they were the first school really lookin' at me. But they were looking at me more as free safety at last year. Now, they're looking at me as a wide receiver. I like their offense. I noticed they pass a lot."
On Texas Tech: "They pass a lot and their coaching staff is really good at developing wide receivers. Plus, they're also a good football team."
Whomever lands Richard will get a player who enjoys working out (Bench 265, Squat 390), playing football, and competing in track.
Richard runs the 200 meters (said he clocked a 22-flat at one meet, which is absolutely smokin' for a guy his size), participates in the long jump (20'10" best mark), while also running on the MacArthur 4X100 and 4X200 relay teams.