July 30, 2012

Richardson enjoys the FNL experience

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COLUMBUS - There could be several solid offensive linemen in the state of Ohio in the class of 2014 and one of them lives within the shadow of Ohio Stadium with Westerville (Ohio) Central star Nick Richardson.

The 6-foot-4, 280 pound tackle prospect made his way to Ohio Stadium this past weekend for Friday Night Lights and had a chance to compete in the first annual camp at Ohio State. The camp itself may have been shorter in duration than some of the other camps that Richardson took part in during the summer but he felt that he had a good showing in front of the Buckeye coaches.

"I liked it a lot and I think that I did pretty well," Richardson said once the camp was completed.

Richardson, along with the rest of the OL prospects, had a chance to work out under the watchful eyes of former Buckeyes LeCharles Bentley, Jim Lachey and Orlando Pace. Learning under the likes of players like that was something that was special to Richardson.

"It was really cool getting to meet and talk and to them and hear what they had to say," Richardson said.

It won't be any of the former Buckeyes who will be making decisions when offers are handed out but Richardson made a good impression on Ohio State offensive line coach Ed Warinner and the Buckeyes are definitely interested in the 2014 star.

"I will be coming to some (Ohio State) games in the fall and they will be watching my tape," Richardson said.

Richardson holds offers currently from Cincinnati, Toledo and Illinois. But schools like Notre Dame and Wisconsin have both shown heavy interest as well.

All interest aside it was a goal of Richardson to use the camp opprtunities to improve his own game and try and help his high school team make a push for a state title. But even with team aspirations in hand there is always a part of a competitor that wants to show how he stacks up on the big stage.

"I just wanted to show that I could compete with everyone and I wanted to see the Ohio State campus some more," Richardson said.


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