You may remember the name Will Richardson from earlier in the recruiting process.
Early in the year the Burlington offensive lineman was listing NC
State as one of his favorite schools. But he quietly disappeared on
the recruiting radar when he gave his commitment to Virginia before
the summer even began.
This past weekend Richardson reappeared when he made the tip to NC
State to take in the Pack's game against Syracuse.
With Virginia struggling in the early part of the season it has
caused some concern in the Richardson camp.
"I'd say I'm still pretty solid. UVA still feels like the place for
me until proven otherwise. As far as their season they're struggling
a little bit and I'm noticing that. It kinda makes me think twice
about things. I like UVA not only for their football program but
when it comes down to it I do see they're struggling. You can tell
"As far as my decision it doesn't have anything to do with how
they're playing now. But it's how they'll be playing when I'm there
that I'm worried about."
This isn't a problem that arose overnight in Richardson's mind. He
has been thinking about it for a little while and while NC State has
had their own struggles he decided to visit this weekend.
"It was pretty good. I enjoyed the game. It was pretty fun even
though it was raining pretty much the whole time."
Richardson said this trip to State felt a little different than did
previous trips much earlier in the year when he wasn't committed to
"I would say I enjoyed it mainly because I respect they're still
trying to recruit me hard and everything. Overall NC State's a great
school and it's my state school. That actually had a lot to do with
me liking it."
The only other school besides NC State and Virginia that Richardson
is considering is Florida State, another school that offered before
his commitment to Virginia.
"Those are the only two other schools that are options for me. If
anything was to happen I might feel like one of those schools would
be better. No other school in the country would have a chance of
getting me as of right now."
Richardson is rated a three-star prospect and the No. 86 offensive
tackle in the nation by Scout.com.
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