Richardson: Unlimited Potential

Dace Richardson is 'The Thinker'. When you speak to him, he soaks in all of your questions, offering no body language or facial expression. But when it's his turn to talk, he reminds you of former Hawkeye offensive lineman David Porter; he is bright, courteous and engaging. Read what Richardson had to say about his commitment to Iowa.

Dace Richardson

Why did you choose Iowa over Tennessee?

I felt comfortable there. I have been looking at the people that they were recruiting, and the people that they had received commitments from. It came down to Iowa and Tennessee. In the end, I just told myself that whomever I felt most comfortable with, I was going to pick. That wound up being Iowa.

How much fun was it today, with the recruiting momentum that you guys had with so many of you announcing for Iowa?

It was fun. I was not thinking about that as much, as I was trying to win the game. But it's fun to think about what we might be able to do together one day. We have a lot of work to do, and this game shows it. This is my third year of playing football, and I have a lot to learn. But I am ready to go to work.

There has been a lot of talk out of your fellow commitments that you guys are going to play for a national title while you are at Iowa. Being an All American makes no guarantee, but do you think this is more than just talk?

I think with the people we are bringing in and the people that are already at Iowa, plus the hard work that Kirk Ferentz and his staff put in, that yes, I think we will win one or maybe two national championships while we are there.

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Richardson is a player who admittedly has some work to do. But that has been known for quite some time. What he is, is a player who has unlimited potential with very good athletic ability. He has played football for just three years, yet he has ascended the recruiting rankings of nearly every major service as one of the best offensive linemen in the country. He also has a similar disposition to former Hawkeye lineman David Porter. He is a high character guy and the type of player that you want in your program.

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