"I do like the Spartans and like the fact they do come to Detroit and get players from the city. Coach Dantonio is a real good guy and my vibe for the Spartans are high."
One reason Richardson is looking hard at the Spartans is the success other players have enjoyed.
"I know I can go up there and have a chance to play. I have a lot of respect for how they work with their players."
Another is the job Spartans defensive backs coach Harlon Barnett is doing building a relationship with the highly sought after defender.
"Coach Barnett is a reason I like Michigan State so much. He gives me good advice and lets me know what they are doing and things I can do to get better."
As for the recruiting process, Richardson says things have been good.
"It has been really crazy, I am happy that is has came, as I have been waiting for this since ninth grade. I expect it to be nice and clean as everything that has come to me has been a blessing."
Will the Spartans earn a commitment from Richardson? It is too early to say, however, they are in the fight.