And that is all due to U-M assistant coach Darrell Funk, who Richmond says genuinely "cares" about recruiting him to Ann Arbor.
"I feel like he knows what he's talking about and he cares about what he's doing," Richmond said about Funk.
The four-star offensive tackle continued: "They have just been consistently recruiting me. I really love the fan base."
At 6-foot-6, 290-pounds, Richmond is rated the No. 10 OT in the latest Scout.com player rankings. He is scheduled to participate in The Opening in July, and isn't afraid to tell you what he intends to do against the nation's best prospects.
"I'm going to live up to the hype," Richmond exclaimed. "I'm just going to ball out."
Currently, Richmond holds notable offers from Alabama, Auburn, Florida State, Michigan and Ohio State, among others. And with his choice of pretty much any schools he desires, he says there is multiple factors that will weigh into his final decision.
"Playing time, coach ability, my relationship with the coaches, how I fit into the school with the offense," Richmond said. "There are a lot of factors."
But distance may not be one of them, Richmond says.
"I'm not sure," Richmond said, when asked about distance. "I've been thinking about it. I don't think so too much."
As far as a decision timeline, Richmond says he is planning his commitment announcement on Sept. 9, in honor of a lost friend.
"My best friend died that day in 2009," Richmond said.