6-2, 230-pound Morrice Richardson has drawn offers from all across the country. The Westlake (Atlanta, GA) star has been able to narrow his list to four schools and plans to have a decision in the very near future. Where does Virginia Tech stand with this talented recruit?
“Virginia Tech’s right up there,” said Richardson, who has never visited Virginia Tech before. “Coach Ward told me I could play either linebacker or defensive end…wherever I want to play.”
This past weekend, Richardson made an unofficial visit to Notre Dame to see the USC/Notre Dame game. Not surprisingly, he was extremely impressed with the experience.
“It was the best atmosphere I’ve ever been a part of,” Richardson said. “The crowd was so smart. They were real quiet when Notre Dame had the ball and really loud when USC had the ball. There’s something about Notre Dame. It’s not a cockiness, but there is a prestige about them.”
Which other programs are in Richardson’s final list?
“Right now, it’s between Notre Dame, Georgia Tech, Virginia Tech and Florida,” Richardson said. “I’m going to be at the Virginia Tech/Miami game [on November 5th]. I should have a decision after that. I want to have a decision made before our playoffs start. I’ve already visited the schools I’m interested in.”
Asked what the most important factors will be in his final decision, Richardson, who wants to major in either Business or Environmental Engineering, noted “Academics and off the field environment.”
At this stage, Georgia Tech and Notre Dame appear to have a slight edge. But, he has never been to Virginia Tech before and the Hokies’ staff will have its shot to impress in what will be a huge weekend on November 4th.
As a junior last season, Richardson made around 85 tackles with six sacks but his team ended up 4-6. His senior season is going much better team-wise.
“I’m doing pretty good in my senior season,” Richardson said. “We’re doing a whole lot better than last year, when we went 4-6. We’re 6-2 now. We were really young last year.”
A defensive end in high school, Richardson could end up as a defensive end or linebacker on the next level.
“Most of the schools like my ability to rush the passer,” Richardson said. “They like my speed. Most are recruiting...
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