Richardson Has the Will to Win
Eric Richardson
Eric Richardson
West Recruiting Reporter
Posted Sep 25, 2011

Cerritos (Calif.) Gahr quarterback Eric Richardson, has led his team to a 3-0 record so far this season. Richardson discussed his recruitment and his goals for the season.

Eric Richardson, who is Cerritos (Calif.) Gahr’s starting quarterback, discussed the strategy that has allowed his team to remain undefeated. caught up with Richardson, after their win last weekend against Cerritos (Calif.) Cerritos 51-6.

“Our main strategy is to go out and attack and put points on the board. On offense it is to put points on the board, and on defense it’s to make as many stops as possible which is exactly what we did out there tonight,” said Richardson. “The highlight was getting the ball to my receivers and letting them do what they do best which is scoring touchdowns. Dwayne Washington and Delshawn McClellon, to me, are the best in the state. We have all played together for four years, so we are all like brothers and all just come together as a team.”

Richardson discussed his main goal for the season, “The number one goal this season is to win, get to the playoffs and make it as far as we can, and let everyone see what Gahr Football is all about. The main goal on offense is to score on every drive, because if you don’t, you’re not getting the job done.”

Richardson discussed his strengths as the leader on offense, and the style of play that suits him the best.

“I think my biggest strength, as a quarterback is my will to win. I feel like I can get better in every aspect of the game, my throwing, reading the defense, but my main goal is I always want to win,” said Richardson. “I prefer to participate in a spread offense. I like throwing the ball, and ‘the run and shot’ which is what we run here. I like chucking the ball around and getting it to the skill guys and letting them do their work down the field.”

So far, Richardson’s recruitment has been off to a slow start. However, Richardson knows what he needs to do, in order to reel in some offers.

“I have heard a little from Idaho State, but I am hoping to hear from any that want me. I want to play college ball at any level, so any school that wants me I would be happy to work something out with them,” said Richardson. “I have to prove that I can play college ball and go out and dominate in high school, because it’s expected of college players to go out and dominate at our level and then come up to the next level, so I have to dominate here first.”

As a California native, Richardson has grown up dreaming about playing Pac-12 Football.

“My dream school has always been UCLA. My mom and uncles have worked there, and I know alumni and have friends there. They have always been my dream school, but sometimes it doesn’t always go that way, but you never know, we will just have to wait and see what happen this season,” said Richardson.

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