Monday, January 11, 2010

Arrgh! ECU Pirates land Byrnes' Richardson

Late last week, we mentioned that Duncan (S.C.) Byrnes wide receiver Torian Richardson was likely to soon commit to East Carolina. It's happened.

Richardson committed the Greenville school over the weekend following his official visit, according to a Byrnes source.

Richardson is 5-foot-10 and 170 pounds with legitimate 4.4-second speed in the 40-yard dash, and will start out as a wide receiver for the Pirates.

As a Byrnes senior, he led Byrnes with 50 catches, good for 962 yards (19.2 a catch) and scored 13 touchdowns. He also returned two punts, both for touchdowns.

Richardson is one of the more talented players to pick the Pirates so far. He was also offered by Mississippi State, Rutgers and Syracuse, among others.

--Stan Olson


Anonymous said...

Welcome aboard!

Anonymous said...

Thrilled to have him and look forward to seeing him in the Purple and Gold.

Anonymous said...

Purple! Gold! Purple! Gold! Pirate Nation will enjoy this guy scoring touchdowns in Dowdy-Ficklen. Welcome aboard brother. You will have a great experience at ECU.