Richardson Talks Wolfpack Official Visit

Virginia offensive line commitment Will Richardson talks about his official visit to NC State.

NC State held an early lead for Burlington (NC)  Cummings offensive lineman Will Richardson but the 6-6, 300 pound offensive tackle surprised some when he committed to Virginia after a visit to Charlottesville last spring.

The Wolfpack persisted in their recruiting of Richardson, however, and after hosting him on an unofficial visit back in October, had him back on campus for an official visit this past weekend.

Pack Pride caught up with Richardson on Sunday afternoon for his thoughts on the trip.

"It went great," said Richardson. "Everything was perfect, really. This was my first official visit and it just went fabulous. I really liked it."

There was little down time during Richardson's visit to NC State and he broke down some of the highlights of the visit.

"We went bowling. That was real fun. Some of the players came up there and we were bowling with the players. That was real cool.

"And actually, just listening to the coaches and hearing what they had to say and what they have to offer with the whole NC State program, that was awesome. The tour around the campus was awesome and the basketball game, also."

NC State had 16 commitments on hand to go along with four uncommitted players for the class of 2014. Richardson said the commitments stayed in his ear all weekend.

"The commitments were definitely talking to us," he said. "They were like, ‘you've got to come here and we need you' and they kept bugging me about that and everything. You know, it's hard but yeah, they were definitely talking to me."

After the completion of the visit, Richardson admitted that he has some thinking to do in regards to where he'll ultimately end up for college. For now, he still considers himself a Virginia commitment but will have a final decision to make after his official there in January.
"NC State has showed me what they have to offer. I like that school just like I like Virginia. Now I'm just going to do some thinking and that just comes with the whole recruiting process.
"But as far as State and the whole coach London thing, honestly, I want to go to the school that fits me best no matter who I'm committed to. I respect my commitment to Virginia and I respect that they offered me earlier. As of now, that's my school. I'm committed there and I'm ready to go up there for my official visit in January. From there I can let you know anything you want to know."

Richardson was hosted on his visit by Wolfpack OL Tylar Reagan. State is recruiting him as a left tackle.

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