In what seems to be a great year for lineman in the state of Illinois, the Michigan Wolverines extended their second offer to a trenchman from the Land of Lincoln when they invited 6-6, 300 lb. Dace Richardson (Warrenville South HS, Wheaton, IL) to join the Maize and Blue. Much like the other lineman that Michigan has offered from Illinois (Dan Doering), Richardson is garnering attention from quite a number of schools.
What schools have offered you to date?
When to Michigan offer you?
“I went up to visit Michigan during my spring break on Tuesday. Coach Carr called me and my dad into his office and offered me.”
Did coach Carr talk to you about which side of the line he’d like you to play on?
“I play right tackle for my high school team, but he said I could play both. I’m ambidextrous, so it’s a little easier for me to play on both sides.”
Do you have a favorite at this point in time?
“No, I really don’t have a favorite right now.”
How about a top 5?
“I don’t even have a top 5 yet. I’m just taking it all in (laughing). Over the summer I want to narrow my list down to five.”
Did you grow up a fan of any particular school?
Are you looking to get back out west?
“No, it’ll be whatever the best fit is for me. If I feel like home is back west then I’ll go there.”
Are those two schools recruiting you?
“Neither school has offered me but I am being recruited by UCLA.”
Besides Michigan, what schools on your list have you visited?
“I’ve visited Michigan State, Wisconsin, Illinois, Northwestern, and Purdue. I just got back from visiting Wisconsin today and I’ll be visiting Iowa in a few weeks.”
Have you attended any summer camps in the past?
“I camped at Illinois last year.”
What are you camping plans for this offseason?
“I’ll be going to the Nike Camp in Iowa City. I may also go to a few team camps, but I not sure which ones at this point. My primary focus right now is my high school team and winning a state championship.”
Do you play any other sports?
“I played basketball but I quit to start lifting.”
What will be some of the factors in your decision?
“Academics, football prestige, and just the general feel that I get from the coaches and players. “
Do you know what you want to major in?
“Probably business management or some type of engineering.”
Have you given any thought to a decision timetable?
“I’m probably going to make my decision after my 5 official visits.”
Do you have plans to make back up to Ann Arbor again?
Might they be one of your official visits?
“Quite possibly, yes.”
GBW will follow up with Dace throughout the summer.