Football

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Ricquan Southward

Class:
Sophomore

Hometown:
Lakeland, Fla.

High School:
Lakeland

Height / Weight:
6-0 / 185

Position:
WR

Ricquan Southward

Overview: Ricquan is the only recruit in the class of 2012 from the state of Florida, but he keeps alive a streak of nine consecutive years - and 18 of the last 20 years - that a prospect from Florida has signed with the Scarlet and Gray on signing day ... a Top 75 player (No. 62) in the talent rich state according to Rivals.com ... played for the powerful Lakeland Dreadnaughts, Florida Class 7A state semifinalists for three consecutive years including in 2011 ... Ricquan had a breakout senior season for coach Bill Castle's 13-1 team with 54 receptions for 994 yards and nine touchdowns ... he also scored touchdowns off punt and kickoff returns, and he averaged 11.2 yards per rush off 24 rushing attempts ... Ricquan broke the Lakeland school single game records for receptions (12) and receiving yards (238) against Hialeah Oct. 14, plus scored the winning touchdown in a 16-10 game ... named first-team Class 7A all-state by the Associated Press in 2011 ... rated the No. 36 receiver nationally by ESPNU ... Ricquan is the son of Cathy Howard.

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