Richardson set to see Northwestern

Oswego (Ill.) defensive back Jamaal Richardson will visit Northwestern for the first time on Saturday, seeing a school he has become very enamored with. Richardson remains on the Wildcats' radar. He talks recruiting in this PurpleWildcats.com update.

Northwestern head coach Pat Fitzgerald stopped by Oswego (Ill.) High School last Friday, offering assurance that the Wildcats remain very interested in senior defensive back Jamaal Richardson.

At present time, Northwestern is waiting out the decision of several defensive backs it has offered. Richardson, though, remains on the radar.

"They were just telling us they're still recruiting me," said Richardson of Northwestern. "They're waiting on a few other kids, but then they'll be in touch."

Richardson is willing to wait out for Northwestern. The defensive back became familiar with the program thanks to the words of former Oswego star Tim Riley, a current Wildcat. The two still keep in touch on a regular basis.

On Saturday, Richardson will make his first visit to Northwestern's campus, where he hopes to take in as much as possible.

"I don't know what to expect, but I want to go check out some stuff and see the what the campus is like, see some of the attractions," said Richardson. "I don't know what to expect but hopefully I'll see that on Saturday."

When the ball gets in the air, Richardson's eyes will be on the Wildcats' sidelines.

"I just want to get the college game experience; how the team plays, how the coaches coach, how the players react," said Richardson. "I just want to get a feel for the university."

Richardson has also received heavy recent interest from Illinois, Indiana, and Wisconsin, among others, that after sending his early-season highlight film to 30 schools.

If Northwestern were to extend a scholarship offer, Richardson would have a hard time turning it down.

"I'd probably say yes on the spot," he said.

For now, Richardson is waiting, hoping for his chance. With further success during during his senior season, NU, and likely some others, will extend offers.

Chris Emma has covered recruiting, college athletics and professional baseball for FOX Sports Next since 2009. Emma covered the Nebraska Cornhuskers for Big Red Report, and currently covers the Northwestern Wildcats and Chicago Cubs. He currently resides on Chicago's north side.
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