Duncanville, Texas, three-star linebacker Jodie Richardson likes playoff time. That’s when teams stop being fancy and just come to play football every time out. In the Panthers first round game against Plano East, Richardson recorded 13 tackles, helping his team capture a 28-0 victory.
“They were trying to run away from me a little bit,” Richardson said. “But for the most part they challenged me, and I think I lived up to the challenge. I got to the ball, made some big plays and we won. I could be more happier about the way things worked out.”
He’ll get tested again this weekend when Duncanville battles Euless Trinity.
“I know that when I was in the ninth grade we played then and they were the hardest hitting team that we ever faced,” Richardson said. “I know they also like to run the ball, so I’m hoping they’re going to come attacking me. If you attack me, then I’m going to come right back and attack you.”
With playoffs in full force, Richardson hasn’t attacked the recruiting front much lately. He’s not scheduled any official visits, yet the Texas A&M soft commitment says he has four places in mind for visits.
“I’m going to visit A&M of course,” he said. “Then I’m also going to visit Oklahoma State, Oklahoma and I’m probably going to go ahead and visit Arizona. Arizona was like the second team that offered me, so I’ve always been interested in them.”
Richardson said he watched Texas A&M and Arizona’s games on television this weekend. He said he liked what he saw from A&M and he enjoyed watching the Wildcats’ scrappy defense, even though they were blistered by the No. 1 ranked USC Trojans.