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Football Recruiting: 2021 wide receiver John Paul Richardson names Oklahoma State in top 3

The Cowboys are joined by fellow Big 12 school TCU and a future SEC opponent in Arkansas.

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While Oklahoma State has already locked down three wide receiver commits for the 2021 class, they got some good news from one of the final pass-catching prospects their still targeting.

Three-star wide receiver John Paul Richardson out of Missouri City, Texas, named OSU to his top three schools Friday on Twitter. The Cowboys were joined by Arkansas and TCU.

Richardson narrowed his list down from 20 offers, cutting schools like Arizona, Georgia Tech, Houston, Kansas, Northwestern and Ole Miss, among others.

As a junior, Richardson caught 38 passes for 694 yards and five touchdowns for Ridge Point High School, en route to being named to the first-team all-district Texas 20-6A team. He had another 191 yards and six TDs on 24 rushing attempts.

The 247 Composite has Richardson ranked as the No. 182 player in Texas and No. 173 wide receiver.

I mentioned Richardson as a guy to watch in our offensive recruiting breakdown and believe OSU has a real shot here. With four receivers set to leave the program after 2020, and the number of guys who have transferred, OSU would like to add a fourth receiver in this class, and Richardson is a perfect development guy to bring in.

OSU currently has three receivers committed for 2021, including Bryson and Blaine Green, and Jaden Bray.