Current Commit Update: Steve Richardson

Inside Texas</i> caught up with <B>Steve Richardson</b> to revisit his commitment to the Horns and to show him some love, for it isn't uncommon to see prospects who have ended their school choice suspense to vanish from the recruiting scene.

Richardson's commitment remains solid.

Growing up a Texas fan has a lot to do with that. As a reminder, in his junior year, Richardson had 515 yards rushing from his tailback spot, caught 42 passes for 410 yards with three touchdowns at wide receiver and recorded 65 tackles and picked off two passes as a defensive back. The first-team all-district selection form Garland High combines neck-breaking speed with an uncanny ability to excel on either side of the ball.

IT: Need to get an update on your vitals:

SR: HT -- 5'9

WT: -- 175

40: -- 4.17

Vert. -- 37"

Bench -- 310

Squat -- 445

Power Clean -- 225

Incline Bench -- 235

IT: WOW. Pretty impressive numbers and you certainly are committed to getting it done in the weight room.

SR: Oh yeah, I love working out. You have to if you want to compete at the highest level.

IT: Having asked you earlier about your commitment being firm, and of course, you said that you were, has anyone continued to call hoping to lure you elsewhere?

SR: Yeah, Florida continues to call. They haven't given up yet, but I'm not going anywhere. Texas is where I want to be.

IT: What made you show so much interest in Texas?

SR: Well, like I said, I have liked Texas all my life...They're a good football team...They have good players and just a lot of tradition.

IT: Who recruited you to Texas?

SR: Hardee McCrary.

IT: What are your thoughts on Coach McCrary?

SR: He's a good man, talks like he knows what he is doing and stuff.

IT: What about Mack Brown?

SR: I like him a lot...just a cool guy...easy to get along with.

IT: Did you ever speak to Coach Duane Akina (defensive backs coach), and if so, what were your thoughts?

SR: Yeah, I spoke to Coach Akina a few times. I think he's just a really cool DB coach. I feel like he can take me to the next level.

IT: Has the coaching staff at Texas given you any indication as to where you might play?

SR: Yes, they said DB and some wide receiver. Also, I'll try out for kickoff returns.

IT: Describe your game.

SR: I think I am skillful, physical, and have the mental part down pat.

IT: What kind of techniques have you been working on?

SR: Mostly, just agility drills for the defensive side of the ball.

IT: What positions are you currently playing?

SR: Safety, RB, and kickoff returner.

IT: What are your current stats?

SR: A few picks, only one kickoff return for 30 yards because teams refuse to kick the ball to me and 30 carries for 550 yards (18.3 yards-per-carry) and seven TDs.

IT: Have you attended any Longhorn Games?

SR: I was at the Iowa State game.

IT: What did you think about the defense?

SR: They played pretty good. They flew to the ball, but I was watching the safeties and felt like I could earn a spot.

IT: Who's your favorite college and NFL player?

SR: Nathan Vasher and Michael Vick.

IT: Finally, when will you make your official visit?

SR: December 13th.

Stacey Dean covered recruiting in the state of Texas for Horns Illustrated before joining Inside Texas. His prospect updates will appear frequently on InsideTexas.com.


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