Duncan (S.C.) Byrnes wide receiver Torian Richardson visited East Carolina Saturday, according to Byrnes coach Chris Miller, who also confirmed that the Pirates offered Richardson a scholarship earlier this month.
Richardson was fired up about the trip, and has moved the Pirates up his list.
"They’re building their program up," he said. “I talked to coach (Skip) Holtz. He said he really needed me to come there and make plays for them. I was pretty excited about it.” Richardson currently has an eclectic list of favorites—ECU, MississippiState and MichiganState. He’ll take his official visit to the Spartans on Nov. 20, and is thinking about an unofficial trip to Tennessee this weekend—the Vols play South Carolina.
Richardson has been a big part of Byrnes’ offense, with 594 receiving yards and nine TDs on 30 catches, an average of almost 20 yards a reception.
Ken Tysiac has covered the ACC in the Raleigh Bureau of The Charlotte Observer since 2003. He spent eight years in South Carolina covering Clemson, first with the Anderson Independent-Mail and later with The (Columbia) State. He graduated from Notre Dame in 1991.