A Little Help From His Friends

Detroit speedster Richardson is giving Penn State a hard look, due in part to the advice of a certain Nittany Lion quarterback and a PSU signee from his area.

Three-star CB Terry Richardson from Cass Tech in Detroit has 17 offers, including one from Penn State.

"When I first got the Penn State offer, my first thought was ‘Oh, my two linebacker teammates are gonna be jealous,' " Richardson said.

His teammates? Royce Jenkins-Stone and Laron Taylor are both linebackers and being recruited by PSU, but haven't been offered yet.

Those aren't the only connections Richardson has to Penn State. He is good friends with current QB Rob Bolden and 2011 commit Allen Robinson — who are both from the Detroit area.

"Rob and Allen just told me to check Penn State out," Wilkerson said. "They said just really give PSU a chance to get me."

Richardson is scheduled to visit Penn State for a Junior Day later this month — his first visit to University Park.

"This might be the only visit I have planned recently," Richardson said. "Because of my track schedule, I can't get to planning them, I just have to plan them as I go."

Richardson runs the 200 and 400 meters. And he is fast. Just last weekend he ran a 50.2 in the 400 meters. Will that speed be coming to the Nittany Lion secondary?

"I look forward to meeting Joe Paterno," Richardson said of his upcoming visit. "He has built a great prestige, and has built up that whole program to be one of the top programs in the country. So I just look forward to meeting him and getting the whole feel to what it's like being at PSU."

Richardson says right now he has no favorites when it comes to schools. But there is one thing in which he has plenty of favorites — his music.

"I love soul music," Richardson said. "Like Lauryn Hill. I love slow hip-hop music."

He continued, "I am a passionate dude, and I am passionate about everything I do — sports, music and academics."

He is thinking about majoring in sports medicine or engineering.

"I look at academics as a number one thing," Richardson said. "I know there is life after football. I want a degree that will help me out with life."

For now, Richardson has something to say to the Nittany Nation: "I am very grateful for the offer and I appreciate it a lot. And if I were to pick Penn State, then a new legacy would be coming your way."


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