Richards Looking To Make A Name

Mack Richards is ready to step out of the shadows and put together a big 2013 season

In 2012 Sandy (UT) Alta sent two offensive players to FBS schools in tight end Harrison Hanley (Utah) and wide receiver Ammon Barker (Hawaii). Now it's time for wide receiver Mack Richards to step to the forefront as his recruitment begins to heat up with a lot of local schools showing interest.

"My recruitment is going well. I've been talking to Utah, BYU, Utah State, Boise State, Stanford, and Harvard."

Mack has a busy spring and summer setup, and one that could result in a quick commitment if the right offer comes along.

"I haven't really thought about it too much, but if I get the right offer, I might commit right away."

Despite the other weapons on his team last season, Richards still put up impressive numbers with 57 catches for 887 yards and 11 touchdowns. In 2013, he's hoping to top those and then some.

"I'm hoping to make 65 catches for 1,100 yards and 12 touchdowns. Those are my personal goals."

Two schools currently stand out to the 6-1, 190 pound receiver.

"Growing up, Boise State was my school. My dad was the associate athletic director there when I was a kid. I grew up around the program and kept up with them over the years. Utah is the other school I've been interested in. I've developed a good relationship with Coach Hill and Coach Whittingham and taken a couple of unofficial visits there. I also attended their elite camp last season."

What's it going to take for a school to land the speedster who has run a self-reported 4.46 40 yard dash?

"Academics, campus environment, and a school that understands my desire to take a mission. Close to home would be nice too."

Those mission plans will delay his enrollment for a couple of years.

"I'll be taking a mission right after graduation. The plan is to go right after I graduate."

For now, the receiver/return man will be focusing on the camp circuit, looking to pick up offers.

"All be camping at all of the in-state schools, Boise, and then Stanford. Hopefully UCLA if it all works out."

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