Wednesday, February 25, 2009
Auburn's Top Target For 2010
so Spring practice hasn't started yet and this year's crop of freshman aren't gonna be on campus for several more months but that isn't stopping Auburn from heavily going after their number 1 guy for the 2010 class, Jeremy Richardson, a 6-foot-4, 190-pound wide receiver from Springville, Alabama and likely the state's top prospect. Richardson's stats (61 passes for 1,228 yards and 18 touchdowns as a junior) and size are impressive and if the Spread Eagle 2: Electric Boogaloo is gonna work then the Tigers will need some playmakers like Richardson. the best thing about Richardson is that he grew up a Tigers fan, unlike most of the recent top Alabama prospects who were loyal to the Tide. here's a quote, "I started out a (Miami) Hurricane fan, but when I started growing up and learned about Auburn, I became an Auburn fan," he said. "I've pretty much been an Auburn fan all my life." he also said that when Tuberville left that it had really changed his mind about Auburn but that he likes the new coaches and is excited about how seriously they are recruiting him and he is planning on making a visit on Juniors day.
of course everyone else in the SEC is after this kid too. he's gotten offers from Bama, LSU, Florida, Arkansas, UGA, and Tennessee so if Auburn wants him they are gonna have to fight for him. in the past a kid like this probably would have about a 20% chance of coming to the Plains, but i've got some faith in the new staff and their ability to recruit. if Auburn could land an early commitment from Richardson then he might be the building block for a top 10 recruiting class in 2010...or at least that's what i hope. if you've got a rivals account i recommend checking out the kid's highlight video. sick, sick talent.