Richardson Had Fun at ASU

"I had a lot of fun," said Los Alamitos cornerback Shaquille Richardson about his official trip to Arizona State this weekend. The highly-regarded prospect talked more about the official visit and the rest of his recruitment...


Shaquille Richardson, the 6-foot, 175-pound three-star cornerback from Los Alamitos High School in Los Alamitos, Calif., took an official visit this past weekend on Nov. 28 to Arizona State for their rivalry game versus Arizona.

"I really like the facilities (at Arizona State)," he said. "Everything is real high-tech and better than at most schools."

His player-host was freshman safety Matt Tucker.

Richardson says that Sun Devils defensive coordinator Craig Bray will be his first in-home visit tonight (Dec. 1). He says that head coach Dennis Erickson said he'd come by for an in-home visit next week.

Although Richardson still denies a leader, he favors Arizona State, Arizona, UCLA (rumored favorite), Washington and Oregon State. All have offered, the Wildcats most recently.

"I've been getting to know Arizona the last few weeks," he said about the Wildcats. "I really like how they're doing this year."

Arizona's inside receivers coach, Garret Chachere, will be visiting Richardson for an in-home visit on Thursday, Dec. 3. "He's been recruiting me real hard," he said. "We're getting to know each other and he seems like a cool guy."

Richardson says he's still hoping to schedule an official visit to Arizona. He's already visited Washington (Oct. 24) and Oregon State (Sept. 19).

Another school that Richardson says he'd like to visit officially before committing is UCLA. "I've been to a few games, but I'd still like to take an official," he said.

"UCLA needs some more help on defense," he said. "I think things will work themselves out over there. They've got good coaches."

Richardson wasn't able to watch the UCLA/USC game since he was in Tempe but says he recorded it. "I heard it got pretty exciting at the end," Richardson laughed. "I've got the game recorded. I plan on watching it this week."

He says he doesn't have a time frame for making a decision. "Whenever it feels right, I'll do it," he said.

"After the season is over and I take all my trips I'm just gonna sit down and compare everything," he said. "I want to see how comfortable I feel at all the schools."

Richardson, ranked as the No. 39 cornerback in the country by Scout.com, finished his senior season with 35 tackles and six interceptions. He also had seven receiving touchdowns. His team lost in the first round of the playoffs to Long Beach Poly on Nov. 20, finishing the year with an 8-3 record.

He reports a 2.8 core GPA and a 1000 SAT, which he says he'll retake.


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