"Recruiting is going great," said Richardson. "So far I've got offers from [NC] State, Duke, Ball State, Virginia, Indiana, Florida State, Ohio, and ECU."
Richardson was in Raleigh in February for the Wolfpack's Junior Day.
"They really like me," he said. "I went up there with my parents, and they liked it a whole lot. That's always been one of my favorite schools because of their Engineering program and football program. It would be a great thing to go there and play football and major in Engineering.
"The coaches were telling me how they want me to pick whatever school is best for me, and they know NC State would be a great school for me."
Because of the weather Richardson was unable to tour the academic facilities, but he says another visit is in the works.
"It was snowing so I didn't get to see the Engineering school, but I expect to go back up within the next couple of weeks to check it out."
One of the reasons Richardson is so high on NC State is the relationship he is building with the coaching staff. Safeties coach Clayton White is recruiting him for the Wolfpack, and he is also developing a relationship with Dave Doeren.
"Coach White is real cool," said Richardson. "He's down-to-earth, and I like that. We're always messing with each other on Facebook and Twitter. He told me he's going to do whatever it takes to show me a lot about NC State, and he's done that so far.
"Coach Doeren is a real nice guy. He expects a lot out of his players, and he seems very excited about the season. Hearing him talk about it, he actually has me excited to see how they are going to do."
Another program that Richardson is high on is Duke. He was in Durham when the Blue Devils hosted North Carolina in basketball.
"It's the academics at Duke," he said. "You know when you leave there you'll have a chance at a great job. My mom has always loved Duke because of the chances it gives you... not only in football, but the rest of your life. You can expect to graduate from Duke and almost be set."
Richardson's most recent visit was to Virginia, and the Cavaliers made Richardson feel like a priority.
"They were actually my first ACC offer," he stated. "I went up there and liked it a lot. Charlottesville was great. They are right up there at the top of my list for sure."
Does Richardson have a leader?
"I have a top four," he said. "It's Virginia, NC State, Duke, and Florida State, in no particular order."
Next up is a trip to Florida State over spring break.
"I can't wait to take that trip," said Richardson. "I already know that I'm going to like Florida State when I get down there."
Carrying a 3.98 GPA in the classroom, Richardson projects to be a full qualifier.
"I want to make my decision pretty early because I'm thinking of graduating in December," he said. "I at least want to know my top two by the end of the football season and then I can take my visits and decide."