By Keith McGonigle.
The one thing that the Clemson’s highly rated 2011 class seems to be missing is a big name offensive lineman. One big name prospect that people have seem to have forgotten about is offensive tackle Antonio Richardson who has over 30 offers.
“I am still really just looking; I haven’t been on any visits yet but I’m planning on making some soon. I would say LSU, Auburn, USC, UCLA, Tennessee, Louisville and Miami are recruiting me the hardest”
Is the 6’6” 310 lineman still interested in Clemson?
“Yeah I’m definitely still considering Clemson; hopefully I can take an official visit.”
What is the standout lineman looking for?
“I am looking for a school that will support me academically, and push me to be a first round draft pick. I think the most important thing is a coaching staff I want to be around.”
The biggest concerns for Antonio right now is staying in shape and getting his grades up, “Football went really well but I transferred [from Ensworth High School to Pearl-Cohnmove High School]. I was at a private school and I transferred to a public school that was not as hard academically to help get my grades up.”
Antonio said he is still planning on playing in the Army All American Bowl (with Clemson commit Charone Peake) on January 8, 2011.
“It is really great to be in the game, I am looking forward to going out having fun and competing with some of the best in the country.”