Richard Freelon is a running back prospect from Bruce (Miss.) High School. Freelon, 5-11, and 210 pounds, is off to a big season, rushing for 559 yards and six scores on only 40 carries.
"Richard is a strong runner," Bruce head coach James Ray said. "He has a 330 pound bench, 600 squat, and 310 power clean. Richard runs with great determination and if he sees crease he will hit it or he will run you over. He's the type of back that very rarely gets tackled on first contact. He's more of a power back but can run by people.
"He could be a fullback as well and just works hard at whatever you want him to do. He also gives great effort. Our quarterback is our second leading rusher primarily because of his blocking ability. Richard has great hands as well."
Freelon also starts at weak-side linebacker, where he recorded 80 tackles as a junior and is on pace to match that tackle count this season.
So far he has one scholarship offer.
"Alcorn State has offered him and Southern Miss and Ole Miss are showing a lot of interest. They have both actually recruited him pretty hard at this point and I would say that Ole Miss is coming on. He also gets mail from Alabama, Colorado, Michigan and Mississippi State."
Bruce, a 2A school, is 2-1 on the season, only losing to 5A DeSoto so far this year. Freelon will visit Southern Miss (unofficially) this weekend and go to an Ole Miss game later on this season.