"I felt great," said Richardson, adding that he was offered in Panther head coach Walt Harris' office. "They told me that they want me as a left tackle and that they need linemen so bad that I could possibly play a lot as a freshman."
Richardson, who is 6-foot-4 and 325 pounds, has always preferred defense but said, "If playing offense gets me on the field sooner, I wouldn't mind playing offense. A lot of times you get switched in college anyway."
As for reports that it will be a battle between Pittsburgh and Penn State for his services, Richardson said, "I only said that because they were the only two schools I visited. I would like to stay home, but I am not against going away if it's right for me."
If Richardson leaves Pennsylvania to play, he may be going to one of a few stellar programs that are expressing a lot of interest.
"Florida State, Nebraska, Miami, and Wisconsin are really showing a lot of attention now," Richardson said. "Miami sent my coach two blank tapes and asked for film of me. I may go down to Florida State and Miami to visit, as well as Wisconsin."