UF, UCF visits on tap for 3-star TE/WR
Earlier this year three-star Duncan (S.C.) Byrnes tight end Tavin Richardson named a top eight and while he isn't ready to cut his list further just yet, he is sure that at least one program will be getting an official visit in the fall.
"I know I'm going to visit Nebraska for one of my officials," the 6-foot-3 214-pound prospect said. "They're definitely getting one because it's not a place I can just got visit easily by car. They will be my first one. I think I'll make it out there during our bye week during the season."
While the distance may keep him from visiting unofficially this summer, Richardson said it won't stop him from seriously considering the Huskers.
"It's not that big of a deal because if you get a chance at the NFL you don't get to pick where you go," Richardson said. "That's the ultimate goal for me so preparing to do that and move far from home early won't be a big deal."
Richardson's visit to Nebraska will have to wait until the fall, but he'll be making a trip to Florida to check out two of his final eight later this month.
"I'm going to Florida for the Friday Night Lights camp at the end of the month and then visiting UCF right after that," he said. "I'm going to work out at Florida. People say it's a beautiful campus and beautiful place to be so I want to see it for myself. At the camp I want to compete with the best of the best and show them what I can do."
The Knights are the only non-Big Five school to make the cut for Richardson and he's said that's no accident.
"I know they've been having some great seasons and they're on the come up," he said. "They're going to be a national caliber team. I know they're going to lose four or five receivers after this year so they'll have some spots open and I think I have a chance to come in a play early with my size if I were to go there."
Richardson declined to say which other schools will make the cut for officials, but said both Kentucky and Louisville will be in the mix.