Badgers Remain No.1 for Richardson

A defensive back who could add depth to Wisconsin's secondary next season, Northeastern Oklahoma A&M cornerback Keishawn Richardson recaps an impressive official visit to Wisconsin.

Wisconsin was in BCS elimination game against BYU and took care of business with a 27-17 victory. With an afternoon kickoff and a high level of intensity reverberating throughout the stadium and the program, Northeastern Oklahoma A&M cornerback Keishawn Richardson picked a good weekend to be involved in the gameday experience.

"Everything went good on my visit," Richardson told BadgerNation. "Everybody was showing me a lot of love in the teammates, coaches and everyone. Being in Madison was a pretty big experience for me. I mostly talked to Coach Andersen and Coach Busch, but pretty much all of the coaches, too. They talked to me a lot about the program and where they need some help and where I can come in to help. I really enjoyed Madison and I am really excited about Wisconsin.

"I really like Wisconsin as a team. They got a great offense and they are really good. The defense is really good, they got great linebackers and a good defensive line. The secondary is good and I can see where I could help out. All in all, the team is great in just how they play and the effort they give. They play for one another, which is great."

Not only did the Wisconsin coaches tell the 5-11, 175-pound Richardson about the kind of impact he could make on the program next season, but the Badgers were big on selling the type of family atmosphere Andersen is looking to create at Wisconsin.

"They were very honest and I felt like they were more of a family than a team," said Richardson. "There is a lot of brotherhood between the players and the coaches. The players and coaches are really involved with each other. Coach Andersen is one of the most involved head coaches I have ever seen with a team. I really felt that family vibe. That is a real big plus for me."

Throughout the trip, Richardson – rated a two-star junior college prospect by Fox Sports Next - got to witness a lot of great things, but his favorite part of his visit was the traditional "Jump Around."

"My favorite part of the visit was the ‘Jump Around' in the stadium," said Richardson. "It was crazy and I have never seen anything like that in my life. I knew it was going to happen before the game but I forgot about it a little bit, but when it happened things got crazy! The music came on and people started getting loud and jumping. The student section was insane and I have never seen anything like that in my life."

After letting it be known that Wisconsin was his No. 1 school coming into the visit over his other offers from Ball State, Iowa State, Memphis, New Mexico and Toledo, did he get any thoughts of committing during his time?

"I did think about committing during the visit, but I really want to talk about it to my family," said Richardson. "I am a family guy and I got to make the best decision for me and my family. Wisconsin is still my number one school and it is going to be tough to top Wisconsin. I am going to sit down with my mom and choose the best thing for me and my daughter."

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