All-American Watch: Cameron Richmond

One of the top returning JUCO receivers in northern California this fall is Santa Rosa's Cameron Richmond (6-2, 185). Last year he played outside, running more intermediate and deep routes, using his size and athleticism to be a mismatch with defensive backs. This fall he'll be working the middle of the field for the Bear Cubs and he's got a few schools interested in what he can do…

"I'm getting some interest from New Mexico State, San Jose State and Nevada," Richardson told JCFootball.com recently. "They all talked to me in the spring and I'm getting letters and stuff like that, but I don't have any offers yet, so right now it's just a lot of interest, but not much more."

Richardson was a standout prep at Rodriguez (Fairfield, Ca.) High School, but was unable to qualify for a scholarship and when it came to choosing a JC program, he said it was a pretty easy choice.

"They ran the spread here and I wanted to find a school with a great offense," Richmond recalled. "Besides that, they play in the toughest JUCO conference in America, the Nor Cal Conference, where you're going up against the best players from across the country every week and I thought it would help me get better."

As a freshman last fall, Richmond played the outside wide receiver spot for the Bear Cubs and finished third on the team in receptions (39), yards (646) and touchdowns (six) and this year he hopes moving inside will allow him to have more chances to help his team and becuase of his past productivity and the potential for another big year this season, he was named a Pre-Season Second Team All-American.

"I don't have great forty speed because I only run a 4.6, but my football speed is a lot faster," Richardson said. "I played outside last year, but my team needs me inside this year, so I'm going to do that and I expect it to allow me to get the ball in my hands more and then I can make plays with my feet once I get in the open field."

Richmond is on pace to graduate next spring with his AA degree and he will have three years to play two wherever he ends up.

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