Wheaton, Ill. offensive tackle prospect Dace Richardson (6-foot-6, 300 pounds) has landed two more official scholarship offers today, and Richardson now has eleven offers and counting.
“I've received the paperwork in the mail today from Nebraska and also Maryland has also offered me a scholarship today," Dace Richardson said. “I know that several people have already reported that I received an offer from Nebraska, but I'm the type of person that never counts anything until it's in writing. I have the offer and the paperwork from Nebraska now."
So what are Richardson's thoughts on the Cornhuskers? "I watched Nebraska's bowl game against Michigan State, and I was really impressed with the offensive line play. I called and spoke to Coach (Dennis) Wagner before and he seemed pretty cool and we talked about the new offense that the Huskers were putting in this year. I'm going to call Coach (Bill) Callahan tomorrow. I also know that Big 12 football is big time."
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Richardson's take on his offer from Maryland? "I also watched Maryland play in a bowl game. I'm not the familiar with the Terrapins, but I'm really excited about getting an offer and recruiting interest from an ACC conference school."
Richardson also attended the University of Wisconsin junior day event on Sunday. "Wisconsin went pretty well. I had a pretty good time and I enjoyed watching the Wisconsin practice as well as getting a chance to talk to the coaches. I also saw several kids from Illinois who were there and it was good to get to know a few of those guys."
So have any other schools started to try to jump onto the Dace Richardson recruiting bandwagon? "It's been pretty cool to see how the mail and the offers have gone from mainly the Big Ten schools to several different schools across the country. I would say that UCLA, LSU and Oklahoma are three schools that have started to send several hand-written letters and who seem pretty interested."
Dace Richardson now has early scholarship offers from Maryland, Michigan, Illinois, Iowa, Iowa State, Kentucky, Northwestern, Purdue, Wisconsin, Nebraska and Michigan State.