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K-State commit having good season

Keller, Texas wide receiver Andrew Richards committed to Kansas State in early July. Now, he’s entered his senior season and has continued to receive some phone calls from coaches.
“Some schools are calling despite his commitment,” Richards’ father, Mike said. “He’s made it very clear that he is committed to Kansas State when they call him. Our approach has been to let him deal with it and he’s been very good about telling coaches he is committed to Kansas State. They have been receptive to him and they understand where he is going.”
On the season, Richards has hauled in 19 passes for 350 yards and five touchdowns in one of Texas’ top districts in Class 5A. In his team’s two most recent games, he has even been forced into action on the defensive side of the ball.
“Andrew had not played cornerback before the past three seasons. And he had not played defense since he was a freshman. He was forced into action with some injuries to our corners this year. He went toe to toe with Fossil Ridge’s Howard Morrow and held his own. He had an interception that he returned 100 yards for a touchdown, outrunning Howard to the end zone.”
Richards had planned to travel to College Station to watch K-State in action, but the postponement of his own game prevented him from being able to go.
“We wanted to get there, but it didn’t work out,” the elder Richards said. “We will be up in Manhattan for the game against Oklahoma. He also will make his official visit the weekend of Dec. 10. That is the weekend they are having a lot of recruits in town.”
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