The rich have gotten even richer.
Gardena (Calif.) Junipero Serra is already home to Robert Woods, one of the nation's top athletes, and top-flight 2011 prospect George Farmer. But on Tuesday an official at the school confirmed Paul Richardson, a four-star receiver that is committed to UCLA, has enrolled for classes there.
This gives the Cavaliers program three of California's top overall prospects.
Richardson transfers to Serra after playing at Los Alamitos, Calif., where he had 809 yards receiving and 13 touchdowns a junior and earned rave reviews from legendary Los Al coach John Barnes.
"He's one of the best receivers we've had," Barnes said in an earlier interview.
That means a lot because the Los Al program has produced some of the top receiver prospects in the state with names like Keenan Howry, Tony Hartley, Stanley Guyness, and Brad Melsby as alums.
Rivals.com ranks Richardson as one of the top 250 players in the nation and as a four-star prospect. He earned all-state, first-team all-county and all-league honors as a sophomore and then followed it up again with similar honors, including all-CIF.
Richardson, who is 6-foot-1 and 175 pounds, committed to UCLA early in the recruiting process, picking the Bruins over interest from numerous Pac 10 programs.
His father, Paul Richardson, Sr., was a standout wide receiver for the Bruins from 1987-1990, and played for the New York Jets in the NFL when USC head coach Pete Carroll was in the Jets' defensive coordinator.