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Four-star receiver setting visits

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Four-star wide receiver prospect Paul Richardson (6-2, 185, 4.5) from Gardena (Calif.) Serra is one of the three-heads of the three-headed monster of receivers at Serra. Though Richardson has to share the ball with five-star Robert Woods and junior sensation George Farmer, plus an outstanding running game, he is doing his part in helping Serra to a 7-0 record.
For his senior season, Richardson has 20 receptions for 342 yards and four touchdowns while averaging 17.1 yards per catch. He is also playing a little defense for Serra at cornerback.
Earlier in the season, Richardson had his coming out party against a tough Carson, Calif., when he had three catches, all of them clutch for 100 yards and two touchdowns, helping Serra to a 27-17 win.
On the recruiting front, Richardson is beginning to focus in on what schools he will visit.
"I haven't taken any visits yet, but I am talking to Colorado about visiting them on November 7th, when they play Texas A&M," Richardson said. "I think I'm going to visit Arizona State on November 28th, when they play Arizona in their rivalry game. After the season, I'm visiting Cal and Oregon State."
Earlier in the spring, Richardson put his name back into the recruiting ring after being committed to UCLA. The Bruins are still very much in the running for him, but will they get a visit?
"I'm not sure yet, if I'll take an official to UCLA," Richardson said. "We see if I even take a fifth visit.
"We still have a lot of season left. I still have time to decide that until February."
Richardson will have a lot of schools to choose from when and if he takes his fifth visit. As he has offers from most of the Pac 10, Colorado, Nebraska, San Jose State, Boise State and more.
Richardson concentrating more on the task at hand than recruiting.
"I still get a lot of letters from coaches, but I haven't been verbal with them that much," Richardson said. "I'm concentrating on my senior season. The only talking I'm doing is about visits."
Are any schools beginning to get the edge on Richardson?
"I really like the fact that Oregon State wants me at cornerback," Richardson said. "I really like playing corner, so that's really good."
Richardson has been playing corner this season when Serra plays against the better receivers.
Richardson and his Serra teammates play Playa del Rey (Calif.) St. Bernard in their homecoming game this coming Friday evening.
Richardson made the Rivals.com Rivals250 for the class of 2010 and is ranked as the nation's No. 223 prospect at any position. He also was selected to the Rivals.com California Preseason Top 100 team landing as the Golden State's No. 32 prospect at any position.
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