HawkeyeInsider.com Intro: Terry Richardson

It's never too early to start looking ahead to the 2012 class. Earlier this week, HawkeyeInsider.com's Josh Harvey caught up with Detroit cornerback Terry Richardson. Richardson reports a verbal offer from the Iowa. How did it come about? Read on for the details!

If doing some charity work wasn't enough for Iowa defensive backs coach Phil Parker, finding a potential 2012 stud corner was.

Parker was a volunteer coach at the "Sound Body, Sound Mind" camp, hosted by Antonio Gates, a month ago in Detroit. While there, he was able to see first hand Cass Tech (Detroit, MI) cornerback Terry Richardson. It proved to beneficial for the 2012 prospect.

"Iowa is my first verbal offer. I'm really excited. Coach Parker was able to see my footwork and my cover skills at the camp," sai Richardson to HawkeyeInsider.com. "He told me that I would be a real asset to Iowa and that they love me. He said that when they can, an official offer will be on the way. It feels really good to get that monkey off my back and get my first one. Know I can just keep working for more."

As a sophomore, Richardson had four interceptions, 16 breakups and 20 tackles in 2009. At 5-foot-9, 160 pounds, the soon to be junior is also hearing from Michigan, Michigan State, Ohio State, and Notre Dame.

"I can't say that I know too much about Iowa right now. I know they are in the Big 10 and that they are a pretty good team," said Richardson. "I'm going to try to make a trip there in the futre to learn more about the university. I want to be educated on the schools that offer me, so I can make the best decision for me."

So what is Richardson looking for in a school?

"I want a nice coach, I want a large university with a big tradition, and I want a school that can help me with a career after football," said the Detroit product.

Richardson describes himself as a great cover corner, that can come up and make tackles if needed. His main focus this summer is to work on his jamming techniques.

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