Pensacola WR commits to Bulls
October is normally a slow month for recruiting news, but USF picked up an oral commitment on Tuesday night when Patrick Richardson, a 6-foot-1, 185-pound receiver from Pensacola's Woodham High accepted a scholarship offer from the Bulls.
Richardson, who also had offers from Maryland, Florida International and Louisiana-Lafayette and had drawn interest from Florida State, Alabama, N.C. State and Georgia Tech, leads his team with 21 catches for 372 yards and three scores this season.
Woodham coach Michael Smith told me Richardson's numbers are down this year because the team has used three different quarterbacks, including the current one, who is 14 years old. Richardson played basketball and track since his freshman year at Woodham, but didn't take up football until his junior year. Woodham had seven kids at USF's Senior Showcase camp in July, the largest contingent of any school, and Richardson impressed Bulls coaches there. Smith told me he didn't think USF was interested in any other Woodham seniors.