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BY RYAN ABER, Staff Writer, raber@opubco.com Modified: July 1, 2010 at 5:56 pm •  Published: July 1, 2010
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And while some schools still look at Richardson as a potential quarterback at the next level, most project him in the secondary, likely at the safety spot.

"Some schools want that typical drop-back quarterback that's 6-5, 225," Millwood assistant Kevin Cox said. "Kevonte is 6-2, 190 and that projects as a helluva safety to me. He runs well, jumps high. He's got a nasty streak in him when he lets it go.

"Safety is, in my opinion, the best fit for him, because he's played quarterback. He can sit back there and read the quarterback and it helps him react."

Cox said Richardson could also play receiver at the next level.

"He's just an incredible talent," Cox said.

Richardson accepts that he's likely in for a position switch.

"Once I saw that I was getting listed as an 'athlete,' I knew that a position change was coming," Richardson said. "It doesn't bother me at all."

Richardson had a solid showing at the TCU Nike Camp in Fort Worth earlier this summer and has been working on improving his defensive skills.

"It's mostly about my strength, getting bigger and technique right now," Richardson said. "My speed is already packed down, but I've got to keep working at getting stronger."