Getting to know the Class of 2010

Getting to know the Class of 2010

Cyclone Sports Report provides you with an inside look at Crespi (CA) High School tight end Pierce Richardson.

Cyclone Sports Report: Why is Iowa State the right place for you?

Pierce Richardson: The coaching staff is really great and I just really felt comfortable when I was there.

Cyclone Sports Report: Did you watch the Insight Bowl?

Pierce Richardson: Yeah, I thought they played a little up and down but the key is that they got the win. I hope it's a springboard for next season so that hopefully we can keep going to bowl games.

Cyclone Sports Report: What is your biggest strength as a player?

Pierce Richardson: I would say my work ethic. I have always worked hard and I know that I'll continue to be successful if I keep doing that at Iowa State.

Cyclone Sports Report: Besides getting stronger, what is the one thing that you want to improve on the most?

Pierce Richardson: My run blocking because I'm a pretty good receiver but I want to be a complete tight end.

Cyclone Sports Report: What is the one thing that you like most about Coach Rhoads?

Pierce Richardson: I would definitely say his energy is what I like most about him.

Cyclone Sports Report: Who is the player that you are compared to the most?

Pierce Richardson: Chase Coffman

Cyclone Sports Report: Who is the player that you look up to the most?

Pierce Richardson: Antonio Gates

Cyclone Sports Report: What will your major be at Iowa State?

Pierce Richardson: Communications

Cyclone Sports Report: Which Big 12 team are you most looking forward to play against?

Pierce Richardson: Texas

Cyclone Sports Report: Outside of football, what is the one thing that you liked most about Iowa State during your visit?

Pierce Richardson: I really liked the Academic Support Staff.

Cyclone Sports Report: Do you stay in touch with any of the Iowa State players or fellow 2010 class members?

Pierce Richardson: Yeah, I still talk with Ben Lamaak from Iowa State and I also talk with quarterback Jared Barnett who is also part of my recruiting class.

Cyclone Sports Report: What is currently in your iPod?

Pierce Richardson: Jay-Z

Cyclone Sports Report: What is your favorite sports movie?

Pierce Richardson: Bad News Bears

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