Drew Richmond, the No. 1 rated overall prospect in the state of Tennessee, has a list of 11 finalists and he knows when he’ll announce his college choice.
The SEC schools that made the cut are Alabama, Auburn, LSU, Ole Miss and his home state school–Tennessee.
The non-SEC schools? Clemson, Florida State, Memphis, North Carolina, Ohio State and UCLA.
“All of them just meet some of my qualifications that I desire in a school,” Richmond texted to Saturday Down South.
Tennessee, Ole Miss and Ohio State seem to have the early lean for his services, but he’s kept things close to the vest. Richmond is a 6-foot-5, 315 pound offensive lineman out of Memphis (Tenn.).
Also, he will announce his final decision on Sept. 9. It is the fifth anniversary of when a good childhood friend of his passed away due to the Swine Flu. His friend talked him into playing football.
Editor’s note: Saturday Down South’s references to ratings follow the 247Sports.com composite rankings for high school prospects.