Richardson Talks Ranking, Dream School

Malachi Richardson is one of the better wings in the 2015 class. With the latest 2015 rankings recently released, Richardson had moved up to the 17th rated player overall. He spoke with CuseNation.com about his ranking, gave a recruiting update, and named his dream school.

2015 is loaded with talented young players. One of those players that has generated a lot of buzz this summer is wing Malachi Richardson. That buzz was met with results as the new 2015 rankings were released and Richardson was given a 4-star ranking. He spoke with CuseNation.com about his ranking and his recruitment.

"I'm just thankful and blessed," Richardson described. "I'm excited too. I try to look at it as a motivational thing. When good things like these happen, it makes me want more and more of it.

"So I keep working."

Richardson's play over the summer has led to being ranked near the top of his class. The recruiting interest has followed.

He says Indiana, Rutgers, and Villanova are among the schools recruiting him the hardest this summer. Syracuse has been in touch as well.

"I've heard from them (Syracuse) but not as much," the Hamilton (NJ) product explained. "I was planning to go to their elite camp but school comes first. So I have to miss this one."

The 6-foot-5 wing says Syracuse assistant coach Mike Hopkins was in touch as recently as a week ago. Hopkins spoke to Richardson's mother when he called.

Currently, Richardson does not have a top 10 and isn't planning on cutting his list until after this season. However, Syracuse is one of the schools he's strongly considering.

"Syracuse is definitely going to be at the top of the list," he told CuseNation.com. "It's been a dream school since I was young.

"They produce great players so if I choose to go there, they can maybe turn me into a great player."

Currently, Richardson says he holds offers from Rutgers, Miami, Seton Hall, Cincinnati, and James Madison. He doesn't have any visits currently scheduled. Richardson says he would like to visit at least Syracuse and Villanova before the upcoming season ends.


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