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Will West Virginia Standout Amir Richardson Get Offer From Pitt?



For the third year in a row, West Virginia athlete Amir Richardson has attended Pitt’s summer developmental camp.

Could the third time be the charm?

This morning, Richardson was a standout performer and is a serious candidate to receive an offer from Pitt.

Richardson is a 3-star recruit from Morgantown, West Virginia and currently holds Power Five offers from West Virginia and Georgia Tech.

PSN caught up with Richardson after his workout to get his thoughts on the day and a potential offer from Pitt.

“I think I was able to show the coaches something. My individual testing went really well, ran a 4.5 40 and 4.20 shuttle and a 10 inch broad jump,” said Richardson.

Richardson plays safety in high school but was put a new position today.

“Coach Harley wanted me to play linebacker. They put me in the A group for the 7-on-7 so I must have impressed them. I thought the camp went really well today and I learned a lot.”

Is linebacker a spot that Richardson thinks he can play in college or is he more comfortable at safety?

“I would depend on how big I am at the time,” said Richardson. “They showed me some film of some different guys, their middle linebacker was 255 pounds, one of their outside linebacker was 230 and the other one was 240. So, it really depends on how big I got. If I didn’t get bigger, I’d probably play safety but if I did, I could look at playing linebacker.”

With the way he performed today and with Pitt really wanting him to attend, does Richardson feel an offer is close?

“Coach Narduzzi met with me after the camp and they’re going to review my film and if I were to get one, they’d call me tomorrow night and extend it then. So, I’m just going to wait until Monday night rolls around and see what happens,” said Richardson.

If the offer comes, it could come down to a battle between Pitt and West Virginia for his services. Could Pitt possibly land a talented prospect from Morgantown?

“Potentially going to Pitt, being from Morgantown, would definitely make a lot of people from around here upset but ultimately it’s not their decision it’s mine,” said Richardson. “So, if I get an offer, I’d look through everything Pitt has to offer and everything West Virginia has to offer plus look at other schools and then make a decision that’s best for me and my family. But, if it came down to those two schools it would be a hard decision because of West Virginia being the hometown school and Pitt their arch rival. Plus, when I’m in college, those schools will be playing each other so it would definitely be a tough decision.”

Sandy Schall, Coldwell Banker
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