By: Ken LaVicka
ESPN 106.3 Staff Writer
Nu'Keese Richardson has taken an unconventional path to the pros.
After a college career that featured an arrest and stints at four different schools, multiple sources have told ESPN West Palm that the former Pahokee football star has earned an invite to New England Patriots mini-camp.
Richardson, who was kicked out of Tennessee during his freshman season for taking part in an attempted armed robbery, will travel to Foxboro on Thursday morning in advance of this weekend's workouts. Richardson's high school coach, Blaze Thompson, received a phone call from Patriots coaching staff assistant Michael Lombardi on Wednesday morning to inquire about his former pupil. Shortly after that call, the Patriots extended a mini-camp overture to the speedy wide receiver.
The subject of one of Florida's most dramatic recruitments, the Florida commit spurned Urban Meyer for Lane Kiffin and the Volunteers at the 11th hour of National Signing Day 20009. After his dismissal from Tennessee, Richardson spent time at Hampton, Coffeyville (KS), and Pikeville (KY).
After working out in Miami during this offseason, Richardson was able to compete in front of NFL scouts at Florida Atlantic's pro day in April.