Notre Dame has 19 commitments already for the 2006 recruiting class, but not one of the prospects is a linebacker. With a bevy of big name recruits on hand to watch Notre Dame battle USC, it will certainly be an exciting weekend. Morrice Richardson told me several weeks back that he would be one of those players in the stands, so I caught up with him to confirm his plans.
"I'm planning on it. I'm scheduled to be on a plane," he said of his intentions to visit Notre Dame this weekend. "It'll be just my dad and myself.
USC will be coming into South Bend looking to prove something to their critics, who have seen the Trojans start the previous games slowly on offense. Notre Dame on the other hand is attempting to get a permanent hold on a top ten stop.
"I don't know who will win. I want Notre Dame to win, I really do," Morrice said about Notre Dame's chances of winning."If Notre Dame plays like they did last time against Purdue and USC plays like they did last week against Arizona --Notre Dame would kill Arizona. I think Notre Dame will handle their business."
Football weekends are a hectic time for recruits to visit, which is why Morrice has decided to use this weekend as an unofficial trip to South Bend.
I'm coming up to enjoy the game-day atmosphere. I've never visited Notre Dame and this is a once in a lifetime event," he said about the pending contest between Notre Dame and USC. "I want to see at least two more big games. I want to see Georgia and Georgia Tech, and then Florida and Florida State but I think they play on the same weekend."
Morrice is planning all of his official visits after the football season. He will be back in South Bend on an official visit for the football banquet, December 2.