June 5, 2009

Family big reason Richardson chose AU

When Springville (Ala.) High four-star receiver Jeremy Richardson announced his decision on where he'd play college football, he wanted his grandfather, Sammy Newsome, a lifelong Auburn fan, to be there.

However Newsome, who's been diagnosed with cancer according to Richardson, couldn't make the Friday announcement. So Richardson went to him.

The 6-foot-4, 220-pound Richardson, from UAB Hospital in Birmingham where Newsome had been admitted, declared his intentions on signing with Auburn in February.

Richardson chose the Tigers over offers from Alabama, LSU and Tennessee, among others.

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