Richard Visits Westwood

The Palmdale (Calif.) running back, Demario Richard, took in UCLA's practice on Saturday...

Palmdale (Calif.) running back Demario Richard joined a number of other prospects from the Southland on Saturday at UCLA for the Bruins' first contact practice.

"It was cool there at UCLA and they have a high octane offense and it's the same thing I see at my practices," said Richard, who owns an offer from the Bruins.

Richard spoke with running backs coach Steve Broussard and former Bruin running back Deshaun Foster, who helps with the team.

"Talking to DeShaun Foster was cool," said Richard. "He gave me a few pointers and he told me to make sure my head is on straight and to really focus. I talked to Coach Broussard and he was just asking me how I liked the practice and what I thought about the running backs."

Richard said the Bruins are definitely on his list, along with the other schools that have offered, including Arizona, Arizona State, Cal, Nebraska, Tennessee and Utah.

"I'm a SoCal kid so I'm definitely interested in UCLA," said Richard. "I grew up watching the UCLA and USC games."

USC is also starting to come on for Richard.

"USC is starting to send me a lot of mail now," said Richard. "They're recruiting me pretty hard. I'd say them and Arizona State and Tennessee may be recruiting me the hardest."

Richard is planning to visit Cal in the next couple weeks and said that Washington is also getting close to offering.

"I know for sure Washington likes me a lot and I think they may be close to offering," said Richard. "And I heard a couple schools like Florida State, Alabama and Florida want to come see me when we start spring ball."

Richard plans to camp at Arizona State and Oregon this summer.

"Arizona State is hosting a camp that I'm going to and I'm going to go to the Oregon camp on June 18-20th," said Richard.

In the meantime, Richard is prepping for the SAT, which he'll take next month.

Brandon is in his ninth year with Scout.com and FOXSportsNext, currently as a National Recruiting Analyst and West Regional Manager. Prior to joining the Scout Recruiting Team, he was a team recruiting writer.  He's been covering recruiting for the Scout Network since 2003.
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