WR Richardson might return to Kentucky

Wide receiver JaVonte Richardson might return to Kentucky after being forced to leave because of academic difficulties.Photo Credit: Mark Zerof-USA TODAY Sports

“I have been talking to Kentucky and going back there is a possibility for me, because I really liked it there."

Wide receiver JaVonte Richardson, who left Kentucky in January because of academic issues, sounds like he is heading back to the Wildcats later this year, according to 247Sports.com.

Richardson is attending Iowa Western Community College in an effort to bring up his grades, and considering his options.

“I’m not sure what I’m going to do next, and (Iowa Western Community College) has told me if I go back to Kentucky I can go in December of this year, but if I go to any other school I have to stay at Iowa Western through next spring semester,” Richardson told the website.

“I have been talking to Kentucky and going back there is a possibility for me, because I really liked it there.”

Richardson also is considering Iowa State and Nebraska, but because he can return to Kentucky sooner it seems that the Wildcats have a distinct advantage.

In addition, Richardson said he has been in contact with Kentucky head coach Mark Stoops, and that his return to Lexington, Ky., “is a definite possibility,” based on those conversations.

Richardson was a four-star member of the Wildcats’ 2017 recruiting class who was rated as the No. 42 receiver in the country and the No. 17 player at any position in the state of Ohio.

Only three signees in Kentucky’s 2017 class were rated higher than Richardson.

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