With offers coming in from schools all around the country, Duncan (S.C.) Byrnes 2015 wide receiver Tavin Richardson will likely have his choice to stay close to home or travel to play at the next level.
But with schools like Pittsburgh, Cincinnati, Miami, Arkansas, Illinois, Maryland and Boston College showing the most interest right now, leaving home is a very real option.
"I've thought about it and it's like when you go to the NFL you don't get to pick where you go," Richardson said. "IF you have to go far away, that's what you have to do. So it doesn't matter to me if I go far away for college or not."
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Richardson said one school far from home that's really making a push for his services right now is Pittsburgh.
"I've been talking to [wide receivers] Coach [Bobby] Engram a lot," Richardson said. "They told me that I would be a good fit for their receiving corps."
The Panthers have a history of producing big-time receivers and Richardson said that's something he's very aware of.
"Coach said he likes receivers like me who are big and remind him of Larry Fitzgerald and other guys who have come through that school," Richardson said. "That's something I pay attention to."
Richardson also recently attended camp at Cincinnati and came away impressed.
With his junior season right around the corner Richardson said he's hoping to add even more schools to his offer list.
"I'm happy with eight offers but I'd like to get more," he said.