National Signing Day: Nick Richardson signs with Kentucky Wildcats

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Name: Nick Richardson

Position: Offensive Tackle

Height/Weight:  6-4, 285 lbs.

Hometown: Westerville, Ohio

Rivals: 4*

Scout: 3*

ESPN: 3*

24/7: 3*

The Kentucky Wildcats needed to shore-up their depth along the offensive line, and not only does the signing of Nick Richardson do that, but he’s a player capable of competing for playing time as a true freshman.

Rated as a four-star offensive tackle by rivals, Richardson is considered one of the best tackle prospects in the country and one of top players in the state of Ohio.

He has the chance and compete for playing time along the o-line, and with Darian Miller set to graduate next year, Richardson could be the all-important starting left tackle in 2015.

Richardson was believed to be down to Kentucky and Vanderbilt while also holding offers from Ole miss, Michigan State, Illinois and West Virginia among others.

Here is a brief excerpt of his ESPN scouting report:

Shows good upper-body playing strength and strong hands. Will get knocked off his feet occasionally but overall we see a lineman capable of playing on his feet in space.

His arm length and nimble feet should be assets in pass protection. Flashes the ability to set quickly with good bend and slide. Can mirror and recover to handle change of direction movement without crossing his feet.

Possesses good initial hand location and extension, however his initial punch must improve.

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