OKC's Richardson takes in all things Razorback

By: Dudley E. Dawson
Published: March 12, 2019 at 5:02 p.m. - Updated: March 12, 2019 at 5:02 p.m.
Dominic Richardson
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Dominic Richardson

— Arkansas is in the market for a couple of running backs in its 2020 recruiting class and one of the best resides in Oklahoma City.

Bishop McGuinness junior tailback Dominic “Nic Nic” Richardson (6-1, 210) burst on the scene as a sophomore with 2,135 rushing yards and 26 touchdowns despite missing four games in the postseason with a broken ankle.

Richardson, who took an unofficial visit to Arkansas this past Saturday, followed that with over 1,500 yards and 20 touchdowns this past season.

“It is a great atmosphere out here and I love it,” Richardson said of his visit to Fayetteville. “It was everything that I expected.”

He was impressed with Arkansas’ coaches and players on Saturday.

“I would say just talking to the coaches, going to players’ meeting and just learning the explanations of what they do, just talking to the head coach,” Richardson said. “How dedicated they are to you if you are committed to them. It’s all there for you, all the information.”

Richardson, who grew up in Texas and counts the Longhorns as his favorite team, has offers from Arkansas, Missouri, Nebraska, TCU, Colorado, Iowa State, Minnesota, Memphis and others.

He is also getting interest from Oklahoma, Oklahoma State and Texas.

“They are definitely in my top five right now,” Richardson said of the Razorbacks. “So they are pretty high on my list right now. “I would say TCU, Iowa State, definitely Arkansas, OU, and Texas is up there as well.”

He has a few more visits planned this spring.

“My next visit is probably going to be to Baylor in Waco,” Richardson said. “After that I might go to Nebraska.”

Richardson has added weight since last season.

“I am working on my speed right now,” Richardson said. “I have added 15 pounds since last season. I am 210 right now. Last year I was 190 to 195. I am working on my speed, my vision on the field, making my cuts faster and seeing holes on the field. I am working on that a lot.”

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