Stanford lands four-star athlete 

August, 26, 2010
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Jordan Richards (Folsom, Calif./Folsom) is one of the top and most versatile players in the West region. With scholarship offers from most of the Pac-10, Richards decided to stay in-state to play his college ball.

He is a two-way standout and could play on either side of the ball in college. As a junior, he rushed for 492 yards on 78 carries and nine touchdowns, caught 53 balls for 883 yards and nine more scores. He added 55 tackles and four picks on defense.

"I committed to Stanford," Richards said. "I actually committed about a week ago, but I wanted to make sure I was cleared through admissions before I said anything public about it. Stanford had everything I was looking for in a school and even though it's still early, I knew I wouldn't find a better fit. It's a great academic school obviously, but I really like the direction the football program is going in. I have a great relationship with the coaching staff and especially coach [Jim] Harbaugh and I'm just very excited to have my decision out of the way early."

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