SC OL Impressed with Clemson Visit

Quintin Richardson, one of the top offensive linemen in South Carolina, traveled to Clemson with his parents on Friday for an unofficial visit. Did his trip cause him to re-evaluate the recruiting process?

6-5, 265 pound offensive line prospect Quintin Richardson made an unofficial visit to Clemson Friday. Afterwards, Richardson shared his thoughts about his trip with CUTigers.com.

"It went real good," Richardson said. "I got up there about two o'clock on Friday. I met with coach Scott and coach Burns. I also got to spend a lot of time with James Davis. They showed me around and I enjoyed it.

"Once my parents go there around four we talked with coach Bowden. We went to Vickery Hall and then saw the dorms and campus. My parents really liked Vickery Hall. We also saw the new construction at the WestZone. It was real good. I really liked what they are doing to the stadium."

How would he compare his unofficial visit to Clemson with the visit he recently took to South Carolina?

"Those were about equal," Richardson responded. "At Clemson they share the weight room right now with other sports. USC already has their own weight room for football. There and some things that South Carolina had that Clemson does not, and there are some things Clemson has that South Carolina does not. Clemson is building a better stadium than what they have at South Carolina."

The Spring Valley standout is already building an impressive offer list. "Right now I have offers from Clemson, South Carolina, Maryland, Tennessee and Middle Tennessee State," he said. "I am also hearing from Notre Dame, North Carolina, North Carolina State and Texas A&M."

After his visit to Clemson Richardson also added that he will likely delay making a verbal commitment. "Yeah I was thinking I would be ready to make a commitment in May after spring practice," he said. "But now I am going to wait until next fall. I want to take my visits before I make a decision.

The prize recruit will also be back in Clemson later this spring. "I am definitely going to the Nike combine at Clemson," stated Richardson.

Finally, he added the following statement about his top schools: "All the schools are about equal," he said. "I am going to see Tennessee on the 20th."

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