UCLA hosted a handful of top recruits this past weekend, but one of the most important was Tennessee offensive tackle Drew Richmond. The 6'5 four-star spent the entire day Sunday at UCLA's lineman camp, and came away impressed with the UCLA coaching staff and players.
"It was great to just hang out with the players, and everything," Richmond said. "I know Coach Klemm wants me, and I got a chance to talk to Coach Mora in person for the first time. He was just telling me that it's a great opportunity to come in and help build on something that guys before me have already started."
One of those guys before him, Datone Jones, was at the camp as well, and Richmond had a moment to speak with him.
"I talked to Datone a little bit, and he was joking that he wanted to go against me or whatever," Richmond said. "They were just telling me to come and help build on what he started, what Johnathan Franklin started, what Brett Hundley started. Those guys are NFL Draft picks, so that was pretty cool."
Richmond visited with fellow offensive tackles Andre James and Connor Williams, but he said that he wouldn't be scared off if either of those two planned to commit to UCLA.
As for future visits, Richmond knows that he'll unofficially visit Tennessee, Ohio State, and North Carolina in the coming months, but has no current plans to visit Alabama, which, according to reports, is his private leader.
The visit to Westwood went well enough, though, that it firmed up his plans to visit UCLA officially again in the fall.
"I know I'm coming here, either for the Oregon or the USC game, but most likely Oregon," Richmond said. "I just need to let my parents get here. They're not putting pressure on me to stay close to home, they just want me to go wherever I feel comfortable."
Richmond Recaps L.A. Trip
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