October 6, 2009

SC receivers plans third visit

Duncan (SC) Byrnes wide receiver Torian Richardson plays for one of the top high school programs in the country. His past game was the biggest match-up in this season for high school football as his Byrnes squad took on number one ranked St. Thomas Aquinas.

"Overall it was a real good game. Everybody was talking about how we were going to get blown out by about 30 to 40 points. If you take a close look at the game you would know that we should have won that game, but that's football. We are just going to have to come back straighten things out and dominate South Carolina."

Despite the loss to the top team in the country Richardson and his team are having a solid season.

"We are looking pretty good we are 5-10. We lost to St. Thomas Aquinas last week. Other than that we are real good," Richardson said. "I have been playing real well. I was leading our team in receiving yards, but Jazz {King} had 100 yards last week so he is ahead now. I am having a real good season this year. I have about 19 receptions, about 440 yard, and five touchdowns."

Richardson, 5-foot-10, 169 pounds has visits set up for Michigan State and Mississippi State. Now he has added one more program to that list.

"I have set up an official for Syracuse. It is going to be during November."

At this time the three star prospect plans to take more visits, but he is unsure where he will go.

"I am trying to go on more. I am trying to save some others and I am trying to get some other schools."

With the Syracuse Orange being the most recent addition to his official visit list what exactly has the Orange sticking out right now?

"I like the receivers coach and the new offensive coordinator from Clemson Rob Spence. I like the offense he runs and he knows how to get his playmakers the ball. Myself being a playmaker I like having the ball, I really like the offense at Syracuse."

If Syracuse is able to receive a signature from Richardson in February they know exactly where they would like to play him.

"They told me that I would be a slot receiver and I would return kicks and punts," Richardson stated. "Mostly they just talk about my speed, they love my speed. They told me they need someone who is going to go get the ball when they throw it deep down field."

This season the South Carolina product has seen the Orange play a few times. During those viewings he has seen a few things that have caught his eye when it comes to the team.

"I have watched them on TV. I think they are getting better, but they are short a few players that they need for their team. They are rebuilding up that program."

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