CB Richardson Has Familiarity with Irish

Notre Dame stopped by Cass Technical (Detroit) to check on Terry Richardson, Scout.com's No. 10-ranked cornerback during the week. Richardson spoke to IrishEyes.com about his familiarity with the Irish, his feeling from his visits to campus, when he will trim his list and whether he knows any of the schools that will get an official visit.

If it comes down comfort and familiarity when Cass Technical (Detroit) cornerback Terry Richardson makes a decision, Notre Dame is in very good shape.

The 5-foot-9 ½, 165-pound Richardson already visited the South Bend, Ind., campus four times, and the Irish coaching staff stopped by his school Thursday to check in on him.

"My relationship between myself and Notre Dame is really good," Richardson said. "I know the history. It's prestigious, it's a very good academic school, has great tradition. I'm very, very familiar with them."

Richardson talked about the experience and atmosphere on the Notre Dame campus.

"I get the feeling they are very serious, smart kids and they are working toward the same goal," he said. "It's a good feeling when I'm there."

The 10th-rated cornerback in Scout.com's 2012 class, Richardson had 35 tackles and a remarkable 12 interceptions as a junior, which is one of the many reasons his offer list is filled with the nation's top programs. He also caught 12 passes for 400 yards and five scores.

As a sophomore, Richardson had 20 tackles, 16 pass breakups and four interceptions.

In addition Notre Dame, Richardson already visited Alabama, LSU, Ohio State, Michigan, Michigan State, Toledo and Pittsburgh, and there is a general theme each time he steps on a campus.

"I feel the love from the coaching staff and the whole atmosphere of the college," he said.

So, are any of the schools standing out? And does he have a leader?

"Not really," he said. "They're all coming at me pretty hard and I'm interested in a lot of the schools. I'll probably start cutting my list in another month or so. I'm going to try and take my official visits during the season."

Richardson added he wasn't ready to reveal if any schools will definitely get an official visit. "That'll come out after I name my top five, top 10," he said.

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