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.
"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.