Conqs' WR Richmond Gets SEC Offer

Despite sitting out the 2005 season on a redshirt year, Dodge City (Kan.) Community College receiver Tim Richmond (6-1, 198) has shown enough to get an offer. It illustrates how important spring ball can be in the JC world.

"I've been offered by Arkansas, but that's the only one I know about so far," said Richmond.

A handful of schools from the South have also been keeping an eye on him including Auburn, Louisville and Ole Miss.  The two in-state schools, Kansas and Kansas State have also been writing him regularly.

"I get like 4-5 letters a day from K-State and KU," said Richmond, who also added that Minnesota and Iowa State have been in contact.

Richmond played his high school football in Louisiana near Lafayette and said that despite a solid high school career, not many schools showed interest in him.

I was going to be a non-qualifier so I didn't hear from anybody really," said Richmond.  "LSU, I didn't hear too much from.  I got a lot of looks for the triple jump and for track."

Richmond said that by sitting out last year, he was able to concentrate on his studies and he's on track to get his A.A. this fall which would allow him to sign somewhere to be practicing by spring.  It also would give him three years to play three seasons.

"I want to see what my other offers are.  I'm looking forward to my school year, that's my goal to get all done.  As I get more offers, I'll see what else I have to look at," said Richmond. 

Being a southern native, Richmond said it would be nice to play back near his home, but it isn't a requirement.

"Right now, it doesn't matter where I play, I just want to be able to keep playing football," said Richmond.


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