"He (Chad Morris) was saying that they'd love for me to be a part of the program and they think I could do really big things there."
Richardson has been in touch with Van Malone and a graduate assistant for a while now. Malone always echoes what Morris has been telling Richardson.
"They're saying they want me there, they think I can do really big things there, things like that," the 6-1, 190-pound defensive back said.
The family atmosphere and the coaching style SMU's staff displayed while Richardson was on the visit stood out to him the most.
"It was really great. They treat everyone really well there. It was just a great experience," Richardson said. "When I was watching the practice, I liked how the coaches actually coached and how they got involved in everything."
The Richmond defensive back enjoyed seeing SMU's facilities, which really impressed him along with what the staff told him about the education.
"The campus and facilities are really nice. As we went on the tour, getting to see the locker room, the team room, and all that was really nice," Richardson said. "I know they have a great education there and that after college I can get a job from there."
Rice is Richardson's other offer and Colorado State, Minnesota, Michigan State and Nebraska are all showing interest. Richardson's priorities in finding a school are academics and relationship with the staff.
"I want a great education from a school. That's most important. Second, if the coaches are good to me, I'll be good to them."
Richardson hasn't set a timeline yet for a decision, but once he does pick a school, the school is getting a player with a lot of energy.
"Energy is one thing I bring. I have a passion for and love of the game so I definitely bring the energy."