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Two more from Pac-12 for Richard

Demario Richard continues to steadily pick up offers with two from the Pac-12 being the latest for the Palmdale, Calif., running back.
The 5-foot-10, 200-pound prospect knows a good deal about each program, too, since Richard visited Cal recently and he's had a good relationship with Utah assistant coach Brian Johnson. He also watched the Utes play last season.
"I know that Cal is right by home," Richard said. "It's kind of RB University too with Marshawn Lynch and Jahvid Best. They have a nice spread offense. I watched a little bit of their spring game so I know what their offense is about.
"I've seen Utah play against UCLA last season so I know what their offense is about, too. I've been talking to coach Brian Johnson for a minute so we already have kind of a relationship. I have a feel for both schools already."
The Golden Bears have a new coaching staff but Richard said he didn't see too many differences in the offense so it's still friendly to running backs and that's a big deal as his recruitment moves forward.
"They didn't really change anything," Richard said. "Basically, if I was to go to Cal, I would just need to get settled in, that's really it."
Richard already has offers from Arizona, Arizona State, Cal, Nebraska, Oregon, San Diego State, Tennessee, UCLA and Utah but other programs are showing interest and could be close to offering.
Washington is high on Richard's radar and he's still waiting for the Huskies to come through.
There seems to be legitimate interest from the Palmdale standout and he has talked a lot with that staff.
"I'm still waiting on that Washington offer," Richard said. "That's really it right now."
This weekend, Richard plans to take an unofficial visit to UCLA to watch spring practice. The Bruins have already offered.
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