Sabre Scoop: Richardson Updates Status

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While he currently remains in the UVa camp, Cummings (Burlington, N.C.) senior offensive tackle Will Richardson admits he is exploring other college options.

“I’m still pretty committed to UVa,” said the 6’6″, 300-pound senior who pledged to the Hoos back in May. “My eyes are still open. If a college takes the time to recruit me, I’ll look into it to see if it’s the best fit for me to go there. But I’m still committed to UVa.”

Specifically, Richardson listed Florida State, N.C. State, and Wisconsin as other schools he is considering. Richardson was in Raleigh on October 12 for an unofficial visit to N.C. State, a school he says he has visited “plenty of times.”

No trip has been scheduled to Wisconsin, but a December official visit to Florida State is in the works.

“I don’t have an exact date, though,” Richardson said of the FSU trip.

Richardson was in Charlottesville when Virginia played Oregon and he plans to make a return trip, but as of now no date has been scheduled. The Virginia Tech game had been discussed, but he won’t be able to make it.

Richardson has kept in consistent contact with the Virginia coaches throughout the summer and fall.

“I’ve talked to them. Basically, they’ve just been worried about my injury,” Richardson said. “They still know I’m pretty strong in my commitment.”

The injury Richardson is referring to is a torn meniscus he suffered in his right knee in Cummings’ second regular season game of 2013. After being sidelined for six games because of the injury and subsequent surgery, the talented tackle returned to the field last Friday and helped his team to a 44-13 win over Bartlett Yancey.

“I know for sure I’m not at a hundred percent. I’d say I’m about eighty percent, but I’ve still got to be out there for my team. On Friday I actually had one of my really, really good games. Coached pulled me 19 times. That’s a lot for my first game back. My first play was a power play and I took my guy across the field and tossed him on the ground. Our running back took it sixty yards. I looked at the film, and I had thirteen pancakes out of the nineteen times I was pulled,” Richardson said.

Cummings has now won two straight to improve