Washington impresses Richard

Washington's courtship of Palmdale (Ca.) RB Demario Richard hit its stride earlier this week when the talented tailback headed to Seattle to visit the school and meet with the coaching staffs as well as seeing his cousin, DeAndre Goodwin, who is a graduate assistant with the Huskies...

"It was good. I had a great time there," Richard told Dawgman.com. "I got to see the school, see the campus and meet with the coaches and I spent a lot of time with my cousin, DeAndre Goodwin too.

"I'd say the highlight was just spending time with (Goodwin). We hadn't seen each other in a while and it was good just to spend time with him and see him again.

"The second highlight would be the new stadium. That place is beautiful and it looks really cool how they have it all set up. Their facilities are going to be amazing and the setting they hae there is crazy plus the fans, when that place is full on gameday, that place is going to be nuts."

Richard was supposed to spend one day (Monday) in Seattle and then was to head south to check out Oregon on Tuesday, but he decided to stay in the Emerald City to spend more time with Goodwin.

"I was just having too much fun to leave," Richard admitted. "I just extended my stay (in Seattle) and extra day and decided not to visit Oregon."

While he didn't make the trip to Eugene, he said not to read too much into that.

"I like Oregon a lot too, but it just didn't work out this trip," Richard said. "I'm not sure if I will make another trip up this summer, but if I do, I will go there on an unofficial because I've heard it's amazing there.

"I'm planning to visit Washington again on August 3rd and I'm trying to get a ticket now so I can plan my trip. I just want to see my cousin and family up there again and if I can see the campus again and meet with the coaches and see the players, that'll be my second time seeing them."

Richard is widely considered one of the top runners in the west and has offers from the Huskies as well as Arizona, Arizona State, California, Colorado, Colorado State, Fresno State, Iowa State, Nebraska, Oregon, San Diego State, Tennessee, UCLA, Utah, Utah State, Washington State and West Virginia.

As a junior last season, Richard helped lead Palmdale to a 10-1 record by rushing for 1,722 yards and 24 touchdowns.

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