If you like speed, you’ll want to tune in Saturday night as the Crimson Tide take on the Florida Gators. If you like running backs, this game has some of the best. While Trent Richardson is a Heisman favorite, the Florida Gators have speedsters Chris Rainey and Jeff Demps.
Richardson recently spoke about racing Jeff Demps in high school:
“They never give up,” Richardson said of the UF backs. “They don’t like to go sideways much. They like to be one cut and go. I know they’re very fast and very quick. I got to race against Jeff Demps in high school. He was a senior when I was a junior. He’s very fast. He beat me in that race. I think he was the only person to beat me that year.
“For the first 40 we were going at it, after that it wasn’t a race,” Richardson said. “He’s pretty fast. I think after 80 meters he was already like 10 meters, maybe 20 meters in front of me. That dude was fast.”
About Rainey, Richardson also said the following:
“Chris Rainey, we’ve always been really good friends through recruiting and stuff. I got to watch him play my freshman year. He came down to play Niceville, and I was injured. I was on crutches watching him from the sideline. He was a real good running back. He’s always been a real good running back. We’ve always had a good relationship.”