It was six days ago that Rivals.com announced that three-star cornerback Shaquille Richardson (6-0, 182, 4.57) from Los Alamitos, Calif., received his first offer. Since that time, the talented cornerback has landed four more, two of them from the Pac 10. Incidentally, he received his two offers from the two colleges he camped with this past weekend.
Richardson first started gaining recognition from recruitneks when Richardson's standout NIKE performance saw him earn the camp's defensive back MVP award.
The very next day after his NIKE Camp MVP honor, he earned another distinction. This time he earned his school's highly coveted Los Al "Dude" shirt given to players who are leaders and the right things on and off the field.
It appears that Richardson thrives on competition because he followed his NIKE Camp performance with another stellar camp at UCLA and before he could get on the plane to head to Seattle to partake at Washington's Camp he called UCLA and found out he received his fourth offer from the Bruins.
That's not all, he also called Washington head coach Steve Sarkisian last evening and he received his fifth offer from the Huskies.
How does Richardson feel about all of his recent good fortune?
"It was very exciting and prestigious getting an offer from UCLA," Richardson said. "I'm very proud of it and appreciate the offer.
"At UCLA you get a high quality education and when I would graduate from there, I will be successful in any field of work I enter," Richardson said. "Coach Rick Neuheisel is nice and I like him.
"I like Carnell Lake, also," Richardson said. "Coach Lake is very inspirational. I liked UCLA's wide receiver coach, Reggie Moore, too."
Richardson also liked Washington.
"I liked Washington, a lot," Richardson said. "I liked the environment there. I liked the trees and the scenery.
"I liked (defensive coordinator) Coach Nick Holt," Richardson said. "I liked his personality and his style of play. I also like Demetrice Martin."
Richardson still has a busy June planned and it wouldn't be surprising if he lands a couple more offers before the month is over.
"I go to Arizona State next week," Richardson said. "Then I go to the USC's Rising Stars Camp and then I will go to the B2G camp. That's all the camps I have planned for right now."
Is there a timetable for Richardson's commitment?
"I hope to make my decision towards the end of summer, so I can concentrate on my senior season," Richardson said. "I'm looking forward to my senior season because I think we are going to be very good.
"I think we are going to especially be good on defense," Richardson said. "We will be good on offense, too."
Does Richardson have any favorite schools?
"I'm evaluating all schools equally," Richardson said. "Like I said I would like to be committed near the end of summer, but choosing a college is harder than it sounds."