ORLANDO, Fla. - Quarterback Darryl Richardson was part of a Seffner (Fla.) Armwood squad that claimed the Class 7A State Champion with a 40-31 victory over Miami (Fla.) Central. Needless to say, he was ecstatic to win the final game of his junior season.
"It is an unbelievable feeling," Richardson said. "It is something that you only dream about. We got it.
"This is what we work hard for every day in practice," Richardson added.
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With the offseason upon him, the 6-foot-5, 215-pound big-armed quarterback intends to put in the work necessary to make it two in a row for Armwood.
"I am going to get into the weight room, run, we are going to be doing a lot of work," Richardson said. "We are trying to repeat."
With regards to recruiting, Richardson said he isn't giving much focus to upcoming junior days or camp visits.
"I am not really worried about that right now," Richardson said.
Early in his junior season, Richardson heard from Ohio State, South Florida, and Tennessee. Richardson says he remains in regular contact with South Florida and Tennessee, but has not heard from the new staff at Ohio State since Urban Meyer's hire.
One school in particular is talking to him the most.
"I probably talk to USF the most," Richardson said. "I hear from the quarterbacks coach (Peter Vaas), he will write me every now and then and we will talk."
He has previously taken visits to see two of his suitors.
"I have been on their campus and I have been on Tennessee's campus," Richardson said. "They were unbelievable. USF, that is my home. That is my home school. Tennessee, that was an unbelievable experience. They had some new facilities that I've never seen before."
Richardson finished his junior season 47-for-105 passing with 751 passing yards and seven touchdowns. He was intercepted four times.