January 18, 2011

Oklahoma City teammates to visit Houston

With the end of the 2011 recruiting season quickly approaching most college football staff's across the country are furiously working to lock down the commitments of those athletes that have yet to finalize their destinations to play college football.

The Houston Cougars are no different as not only are they out on the road working to secure the commitments they already have, they are also working on filling the final spots in the class.

One direction the Cougars are looking at, for the second straight recruiting class, is some of Oklahoma's top prep athletes. Last year the Cougars secured the commitment of Broken Arrow (OK) High School offensive tackle Rowdy Harper and this year may see the Cougars reach north again.

Oklahoma City (OK) Millwood teammates Brandon Swindall and Kevonte Richardson have scheduled official visits on the final weekend of the recruiting season to Houston to learn more about what the program is all about.

In high school they had an obvious connection with Richardson the quarterback throwing to Swindall the receiver. If things all played out the right way they hope, they could be sharing the same position at the collegiate level from the limited conversations they've had with Houston thus far.

"They have been talking to me about coming in there as an outside receiver," said the 6-foot-3, 170 pound Swindall. I know they run the spread down there. They like to throw the ball a lot."

"We have been talking about if everything worked out well me coming in down there as a receiver," said the 6-foot-2, 190 pound Richardson. "I really want to play quarterback though at the next level.

Although Richardson has never been to the Bayou City, Swindall is no stranger.

"I actually have some family that lives down there in Houston," said the Rivals three star rated prospect. "We used to go down there every Christmas, but we didn't go down there this year."

Neither player currently holds an offer from the Cougars, if that were to change on their visit, both agree it would merit serious consideration.

"I think if they were to offer me on my visit, I might commit," said Swindall. It obviously all depends on the trip and what their doing down there.

"If Houston offered I would definitely think hard about it," said Richardson. "I think if Houston doesn't offer while I am down there, I may just go to Coffeyville (Community College) for like a year or so and then try to go to a Division 1 college after that," said Richardson of his plans on signing day.

Richardson threw for over 2,700 yards as a senior with 33 passing and six rushing touchdowns. Swindall had over 1,100 of those yards receiving with 15 touchdowns. Swindall who played both ways also had 17 interceptions running eight of them back for touchdowns which was a national record.

Rivals has Richardson rated as the sixth best player in the State of Oklahoma and the 40th best athlete in the nation. Swindall, who many believe is undervalued was ranked as the 22nd best player in the same state rankings.

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