Santa Ana WR Richmond Getting Looks

At 6-4, 200, Santa Ana (Calif.) Valley receiver David Richmond had to make a decision:  continue to play basketball, where plenty of guys are 6-4, or go with football, where his height at receiver would be a better fit.

Richmond chose the gridiron and despite playing behind Washington State-bound Finas Rabb , colleges are intrigued by his size and potential.

"I'm hearing from Ole Miss and Kansas right now, but I think I'll start hearing from some more as the summer goes on," said Richmond.

Richmond played basketball at Garden Grove High School, but realized that at his height, he'd be competing with several players with the same size.  But in football, a 6-4 receiver who can move (Richmond runs a 4.5 forty) is a hot commodity.

"I kind of looked at basketball at my height and said it may not be the best, but then I saw it in football and thought it would be a better place for me," said Richmond.

So he showed up at Santa Ana Valley and got familiar with the game.  Now he is poised to be one of the Dons top targets on offense.

Some other schools that Richmond is interested in are Arizona State, Colorado State and Texas Tech, schools that like to throw the ball.

"I'm willing to go where it takes me, whether that's out here or away from here," said Richmond.

Richmond will be finished with his A.A. in December and will have three years to play two.


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