Wednesday, October 7, 2009

Tide, Heels, Gophers show interest in Byrnes receiver

Torian Richardson, one of Duncan (S.C.) Byrnes’ huge stable of talented players, has seen interest in him spike since Friday’s nationally-televised loss to No.1-ranked St. Thomas Aquinas in Ft. Lauderdale.

He has said that Alabama, North Carolina and Minnesota have all called since then and expressed interest, according to

Richardson, who is 6-foot and 180 pounds, had previously been offered scholarships by East Carolina, Kansas State, Louisville, Michigan State, Mississippi State, Syracuse and Tulane. He’s also received considerable interest from Georgia.

is now planning to take in Alabama’s game with visiting South Carolina on an unofficial trip.

So far this season, he has 19 catches for 430 yards and five TDs.

--Stan Olson

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