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Arkansas Has A New Razorback: Kevin Richardson

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The Arkansas Razorback football team has added Kevin Richardson to the roster.  Read “Kevin Richardson Opts for Razorbacks” to learn more about him making the roster.  When you see his highlights film, you will understand why the coaches at the University of Arkansas believe Richardson has the potential to be a star for the Razorbacks.  At Jacksonville High School in Jacksonville, Arkansas, Richardson played wide receiver, quarterback, safety, punt returner, kick returner, and running back.  He has legitimate triple-threat talent; that is, he can make an impact on offense, defense, and special teams.  In the SEC, the competition is fierce and continues to get better each year.  For the Arkansas Razorbacks to have success, the team will need special players like Richardson.

Kevin Richardson is a gifted football player and a quality walk-on recruit for the Razorbacks.  He’s a great team player, has great character, and good grades.  This young man will have a positive impact on and off the field.

Revolutionary Paideia was the first media source to advocate for the Arkansas Razorbacks to recruit Kevin Richardson.  Through the efforts of Revolutionary Paideia, Richardson received strong support from former players, many Razorback fans, and Arkansas sports reporters, including leading Arkansas recruiting reporter Richard Davenport, and this strong support helped bring Richardson to the attention of Razorback football coaches.

Although Richardson got a late start in getting his recruitment materials out, he did not let his dream of being a Razorback end.  Because he continued to work tirelessly to prove himself to Razorback coaches, he earned a spot on the roster.

His mother, Sanci Richardson, and older brother, Airic Hughes, devoted significant time and effort to advocating for Kevin to be recruited by the Razorbacks; their efforts paid off too.  Kevin comes from a highly supportive and great family.  At the University of Arkansas, I taught and mentored Airic Hughes, a graduate student and scholar in History at the University of Arkansas.  Hughes is also a University of Arkansas alum and staff member and great student.  

Follow Kevin Richardson on Twitter here: https://twitter.com/itsyaboy_KRICH.  Welcome him to the Arkansas Razorback family!  I’m confident Kevin will emerge as a star for the Razorback football team.

Antonio Maurice Daniels

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Open Letter to Bret Bielema Concerning Kevin Richardson

Dear Coach Bret Bielema:

The purpose of this letter is express my strong recommendation of Kevin Richardson, WR/QB, DB/S, and PR/KR of Jacksonville High School in Jacksonville, Arkansas, to be a part of the 2013 Arkansas Razorbacks football recruiting class. With my experience working in the athletic departments at the University of Arkansas and University of Wisconsin-Madison, and my experience as a football coach, I contend I’m a suitable judge of the type of talent you have acquired in the past and the type of talent the University of Arkansas has selected in the past and needs. I invite you to look at the highlights of Kevin Richardson here: http://www.hudl.com/athlete/602351/highlights/2023389 .

Kevin Richardson would set the Razorbacks apart from all SEC teams: the Razorbacks would have the only player in the conference who can play quarterback, wide receiver, defensive back/safety, and kick and punt returner. For a long time, Arkansas has longed for a player with the skill of Kevin Richardson: a player who can who can play at a high level on offense, defense and special teams. Imagine how frustrating it will be for defenses when they will not be able to decipher what the offense is doing when Richardson is on the field.

When thinking about getting the most value for the allotted scholarships, Kevin Richardson can contribute for you in every aspect of the game: offense, defense and special teams. That’s like getting two or three players on one scholarship.

As a football coach, almost nothing pleases me more than hearing other coaches having limitless great things to say about an athlete. Kevin’s coaches never run out of great things to say about him. He’s a gifted and versatile football player. He plays the game the right way. You will never have to worry about Kevin not meeting his academic responsibilities. He has an ACT score that’s nationally competitive with all student-athletes in the 2013 recruiting class. Kevin is a leader on and off the field. He’s the right player to help the Razorbacks’ defense to develop into a national championship level defense.

I very much appreciate your time and consideration and look forward to your response.

Sincerely,

Antonio Maurice Daniels
University of Wisconsin-Madison

The Arkansas Razorbacks Will Defeat LSU

In one of the great rivalries in all of college football, Arkansas vs. LSU will give college football fans yet another memorable game. In the end, the Arkansas Razorbacks will simply outlast Louisiana State University (LSU). Les Miles is going to need to have more than just trick plays ready for the Arkansas Razorbacks, because, at this point, the Razorbacks are ready for all of his trick plays. Now, it will not be an easy task for the Razorbacks to defeat LSU, but Arkansas is simply the better team. LSU has some athletes who will make it a challenge for the Hogs to win, but Ryan Mallett and the Arkansas Razorbacks know they are playing for a potential Bowl Championship Series (BCS) berth in the Sugar Bowl and they are not going to let that opportunity pass them by.

LSU’s offense is not really that good, so the Arkansas defense should play fairly well against the LSU offense. LSU does have a solid defense, but the defense has never faced a passing attack like Ryan Mallett and company has to offer. What I want you to look out for, however, is the Arkansas running game. When the game is all over, it will be the success of Knile Davis and the running game that will result in such a successful day for the Razorback offense.

The offensive line will need to have a solid game blocking for Ryan Mallett, and will need to eliminate the silly penalties they get.

When the Razorbacks get a pretty comfortable lead on LSU, they need to continue to be aggressive against them and don’t allow them to get back into the game. I encourage Bobby Petrino not to get too conservative with his playcalling because LSU does not have anything close to an explosive offense. I think we will see LSU play one of the best games the team has played this year, but I think we will see Arkansas play the best four quarters of football we have seen them play this year, which will certainly equal a Razorback victory.

When Arkansas wins, the BCS Sugar Bowl Committee needs to give Arkansas a spot in the Sugar Bowl game. If the BCS Sugar Bowl Committee does not give them a spot, then another BCS bowl committee needs to give them a spot because the Arkansas Razorbacks have certainly earned a spot to play in a BCS game.

I really wish that Arkansas would stop playing LSU in War Memorial Stadium and start playing them in Donald W. Reynolds Razorback Stadium. The Razorbacks make it a much closer trip for LSU’s fans to come and attend the game. Arkansas also takes away from the feel of a true home game by playing at War Memorial Stadium. It’s always a mighty tough task to come up in play in the Mountains of Fayetteville, but Arkansas denies itself an opportunity to use the advantage of Donald W. Reynolds Razorback Stadium.

It would be great if Dennis Johnson, Ramon Broadway, and Greg Childs could be playing for the Razorbacks, but they are all out for the season with injuries. The Arkansas Razorbacks still have so many talented athletes to lead the way to a victory against LSU. Go Hogs!

Antonio Maurice Daniels

University of Wisconsin-Madison