St. Louis (Mo.) Cleveland NJROTC linebacker Shaun Richardson took three official visits, but it was the first one that stuck with him.
"I visited Purdue first," the 6-foot3, 227-pound linebacker said. "I felt really good about it after I visited. It seemed like it was the place I should be spending my college years at."
So why didn't Richardson pull the trigger when he was in West Lafayette in November?
"I had to see something else with it. I wanted to compare Purdue with other schools and prove to me it was the best place out there. I called the coaches at Purdue and told them I wanted to play for them. I'm excited about it."
Richardson also visited Indiana (Dec. 6) and Missouri (Dec. 13).