Anyone who has seen four-star wide receiver Paul Richardson (6-2, 180, 4.5) from Gardena (Calif.) Serra knows he's one of the best in the west. There are few high school receivers who have the body control that Richardson has. He also has outstanding hands to go with his size and speed.
The talented four-star has offers from Colorado, Nebraska, Arizona, Arizona State, Cal, UCLA, Washington, Washington State and, San Jose State.
Richardson went to UCLA's one day camp in early June and went up against a very good group of defensive backs and still he shined. He knows two visits for sure and there is a possibility for a couple more.
"I haven't set any visits yet, but I will visit UCLA and Cal for sure," Richardson said. "I'm thinking about visiting Arizona State and Colorado."
Richardson will decide in earnest what school he will attend in earnest sometime during the season. The thing that he likes about all four schools that he named is their overall programs and their receiver coaches.
It doesn't appear that Richardson will be making his commitment anytime too soon. He's looking to take visits before making his college decision and it is most likely that he will be taking all five.
"I plan on starting to take my visits after the first few weeks of the season," Richardson said. "There's a possibility that I'll make my decision before Christmas. I'm waiting on seeing how the programs are picking up and the depth chart at receiver."
What is going to be the deciding factor that Richardson will be looking for in a college?
"A very family oriented team, as well as a good education," Richardson said. "I'm also looking for a program that's going to be fun and where I will learn a lot."
Richardson and his Serra teammates started practice on Monday and he's part of what could be one of the most prolific passing attacks. His addition Serra will make it very tough on opposing defenses this fall.
Richardson has a standing 38-inch vertical, but with a step it gets between 42 and 43, so he has tremendous explosion. He has been dunking a basketball since the eighth grade.
While at Los Al his junior season, he earned all-league, all-CIF and all-State after hauling in 48 receptions for 809 yards and 13 touchdowns while averaging 16.9 yards per catch.
Richardson earned a spot on the Rivals.com Rivals250 team for the class of 2010 and was selected to the
Rivals.com California Preseason Top 100 landing as the Golden State's No. 30 prospect at any position.