David Richmond recruiting update

In his first year as Santa Ana (Calif.) Valley's primary receiver, David Richmond (6-4, 195), is showing that his move to the gridiron from the hardwood is paying off.

After being primarily a basketball star at Garden Grove (Calif.) High, Richmond decided his size was more beneficial for football and with Finas Rabb gone from Santa Ana Valley, he's become the primary target for the Dons.

Through seven games, Richmond has 32 catches for 538 yards and six touchdowns and has rushed for a touchdown. On Saturday, with USC coaches present, he had one of his finest days, catching seven passes for 133 yards and a touchdown in the Dons loss to national power El Camino. Playing for El Camino was Kayne Farquharson, a commit to Miami who remains interested in USC.

"I feel like I had a pretty good performance with coaches there," said Richmond. "I had talked to USC coaches in the spring and I know they were at the game. I would definitely be interested in going to USC."

Richmond has three offers, from San Jose State, Wyoming and BYU while USC and Iowa State have been in recent contact with him, as have Oregon and UTEP.

He's scheduled two visits, to Colorado on November 18th then a week later he will visit Ole Miss, when they host Mississippi State.

Even if USC offered him, Richmond said that he wants to go through the process.

"I would like to see some other options before I commit anywhere," said Richmond. "I want to take as many visits as I can. Each school is recruiting me strictly as a receiver. I think that sticking with football is paying off."

Richmond played with USC safety/kicker David Buehler at Santa Ana last year, so he's very aware of the possibility of being reunited with him. At the JC Football.com Combine, Richmond ran a 4.5 forty.

He will graduate in the spring and have three years to play his two seasons.

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