Nate Richman Considering his Options

Massachusetts recruit Nate Richman is evaluating all his options. The 6-foot, 6-inch 270 pound junior offensive tackle has some decisions to make as offers will begin to roll in from colleges in the upcoming months.

"Right now my first choice is (Boston College)," Richman said. "Then UConn, Notre Dame, Cornell and Harvard."

The choice between Division 1A and a school in the Ivy League is one that Richman said will depend on who offers him. He has yet to receive a scholarship offer from any school, but it's still early.

"If I don't feel like I'm going to be a big recruit for a D1 team, I'm probably going to go to an Ivy League school for a better education and to be a big time player there."

Although no official offers have been made to Richman by any of the schools on his list, there is plenty of other action being taken. Richman had attended the University of Connecticut's Junior Day for recruits.

"I was impressed with the program and the facilities," Richman said. "I didn't realize they were such a young program and are so on the rise." Richman already has a relationship with one member of UConn's coaching staff, Offensive Line Coach Mike Foley. The recruit was taught by Foley at more than one football camp and has developed a relationship with the coach.

"I've talked to him a lot, and he called me the other night," Richman said. "He said he likes my film. He likes the way I fit into the system. He said an offer could happen. He wants me to go to (UConn's) camp and they will evaluate me there."

Richman also said Foley is planning to visit him in May and wants him to attend a combine so UConn can further evaluate his ability. As far as Richman's interest in UConn:

"It's pretty high," he said. "It's up there.


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