If you saw Bishop McGuinness running back LaRone Richardson perform at the team camp at Edmond North last week, it's befuddling why the Irish star doesn't have any offers yet. But they'll come. A perfect blend of speed and toughness — Richardson won't go unnoticed for much longer. He showed the toughness to run between the tackles and a burst to the outside where nobody will catch him. Richardson is in no rush and isn't in panic mode regarding his future. He knows when he's healthy, he's among the most talented players in the state. It's that potential that has Irish supporters excited about the fall, and it's the potential that puts him at No. 29 on The Oklahoman's list of the top 30 football recruits in Oklahoma for 2011. However, it's his health that has him playing catch up. Richardson exploded onto the scene his sophomore season, helping the Irish to the Class 4A championship game. Coming into last year, he was expected to lead McGuinness and was one reason why opposing coaches didn't expect the Irish to drop. Richardson's junior year didn't turn out to be that star-making year. Instead, it was a year of frustration marked by nagging injuries. "It just messed me up. I wasn't able to do what I know I can do,” Richardson said. "I couldn't get my yards and couldn't help the team.” Richardson showed glimpses, including a stellar six-touchdown outing in a win against Millwood in Week 3. However, he was limited to 700 rushing yards and 16 touchdowns for the season because of a high ankle sprain. He said he didn't start to feel like himself until the spring, but the bounce in his step is definitely back. "He's one of those players, those special players that have that 'wow' factor,” coach Kenny Young said. Richardson is receiving interest from some top universities but nothing has reached a serious point. He said he has a lot of opportunities in the summer for college scouts to get to see what he's all about, and he's not putting any extra pressure on himself. "I just have to do what I know I can do,” Richardson said. "There are going to be chances to do things. I'm ready.” The Oklahoman's Super 30 series takes an in-depth look at the top 30 football recruits in the state for 2011. The Oklahoman's writers will help you get to know the stars of tomorrow, today.