Sabre Scoop: Big Visit Weekend Ahead

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Important Visit For Richardson

The majority of the University of Virginia’s 2014 recruiting class will be on Grounds this weekend. Cummings (Burlington, N.C.) senior offensive tackle Will Richardson, a Cavalier commit since May of 2013, has explored other options – namely N.C. State, where he took an official visit last month – so this weekend’s trip will be very important for him as he looks to solidify his college plans.

“I think I’ll be able to tell where I’m going after UVa,” Richardson said. “I think it’ll come down to how my mom sees it and if I have a great time like I always have there, how I fit in with the recruiting class and with the people there. I haven’t been down there with my other recruits. We’ll see how that goes.”

When we last spoke, Richardson was considering Florida State in addition to N.C. State and Virginia. Right now this appears to be a two-school race.

“I’d say it is between [N.C. State and Virginia],” Richardson said. “No other schools have picked up on me like those two.”

Richardson admits Virginia is the favorite, but again it all hinges on how he feels on his official visit this weekend.

“I am leaning towards Virginia,” he said. “I still have a commitment there. If I go down and enjoy it like I think I will, I will be a UVA Cavalier. If not, I guess I might go with N.C. State. It all comes down to how the visit goes. I know how I’ve been treated by both schools. After the visit, I’ll compare the officials and sit down with my parents and make my decision.”

ESPN.com ranks Richardson as a 4-star prospect, giving the Cavaliers two offensive line recruits with at least one 4-star rating by the four national recruiting outlets. The 6’5”, 290-pound Richardson suffered a torn meniscus early on in his senior season, but he was able to return late in the year and then competed in the 2013 North Carolina/South Carolina Shrine Bowl in December.

Richardson is about to start agility and strength training to prepare for whatever school he chooses. To say he had an excellent offseason last year would be an understatement, as he dropped about 40 pounds in that time.

EDGE Outlook on Richardson

Not too much more to add to what Will said. I think Virginia is the favorite and the school Richardson will likely sign with on February 5. There is still a chance for

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