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Richardson pursued by Georgia, Georgia Tech, Auburn

Will Richardson’s junior season came to an end last weekend at the hands of five-star Duke signee Wendell Carter, but it was certainly a productive season for the four-star guard in the 2018 class. In the AAA state semifinal game, Richardson, who averaged 31 points per game this year, went for 29 points for Liberty County.

Richardson’s big junior season had only elevated his standing with college coaches. Right now, he says six schools are coming at him the hardest: Auburn, Butler, Clemson, Florida, Georgia and Georgia Tech. He’s been on visits to Auburn, Clemson, Florida and Georgia this season.

IN HIS OWN WORDS

Richardson talked about his interest in each school.

Auburn: “They were at my second round state tournament game. I think they will be really good next year. They have had some tough losses this year.”

Butler: “They are having a pretty good season. They have been on me since the summer. They just came to our second state playoff game. They said they are going to offer me either in the spring or whenever I go there for a visit.”

Clemson: “They came to the school recently and I went to their game when they played UNC and it went to overtime. It’s a pretty good program with pretty good coaches. They have a lot of tough losses this year by one point or so.”

Florida: “It was a good visit. I went when they played Vanderbilt. They said they are definitely going to start recruiting me hard and they are going to be at some of my games.”

Georgia: “Their point, J.J. Frazier, is from around here. I’ve been watching him a lot. He’s been really good lately. He’s trying to get me up there. They are finishing pretty well, but they have had some ups and downs this year. “

Georgia Tech: “They have had a pretty good season. They won three games against the top 15. They have had a surprising season. The assistant coach came to my game recently. Coach (Josh) Pastner texts me every week. He wants me to go ahead and commit and get the class started.”

WHAT'S NEXT?

With his high school season now behind him, Richardson’s focus moves to the travel season. He says he’ll be spending his final year playing with Each 1 Teach 1 out of Florida in the Nike EYBL. It’s also safe to assume he’ll be relatively active taking visits in the upcoming months to the schools located close by.

RIVALS REACTION

Richardson says he’s completely open to all schools and doesn’t want to name favorites right now. The most buzz for him so far has been with Auburn, Georgia and Georgia Tech. Auburn has his teammate at Liberty County, four-star guard Davion Mitchell, signed for next season and have been very aggressive recruiting him. Georgia has Frazier working him as well as Richard LeCounte, a freshman safety on Georgia’s football team and former teammate of Richardson’s. Georgia Tech’s first season under Pastner has certainly opened his eyes as well.