Wheaton, Ill. four star ranked offensive tackle prospect Dace Richardson (6-foot-6, 300 pounds) was in good spirits on Sunday night despite the Tigers 21-14 loss on Friday night to conference rival Naperville North.
“It was a tough game and we had our chances," Dace Richardson said. “We made some turnovers and North took advantage of those, and that's what good team do, and North is certainly a very good team. We'll most likely get to see them again in the playoffs, and now we just need to focus on this week's game against West Aurora."
Richardson was at Saturday's Iowa/Michigan game in Ann Arbor and talked about his game experience in the Big House.
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"It was a good game and a good experience overall. I was able to talk with Coach (Andy) Moeller before and after the game, and I was able to check out the warm-ups before the game on the field. I also was able to talk with Coach Carr after the game and I also was able to hang out in the locker room after the game. I didn't hang around after the game for too long because we needed to get back home. Overall, I was glad that I got too see the game at Michigan."
Richardson still is taking his time in narrowing down his final college choices as well as setting his official visits.
"I'm still pretty open at this point, and I really can't say that one school is out in front of any others at this point. I had hoped to narrow things down, but it's a tough thing to do. I'm staying pretty open for now, and the plan is for me to set some official visits soon, which I still haven't done just yet."
Richardson will take a two week break from any college games this fall, starting this coming weekend.
"This weekend is homecoming, then the following weekend we have Senior night, and that is our last regular season home game. I'm going to have a ton of family in town that weekend for my last home game. I'm planning to go to the Ohio State/Iowa game in Iowa City in a few weeks."
Richardson played well once again last Friday night, and once noticeable difference seen between his game from last year to this year is his overall intensity on the field. Richardson agreed with that assessment, adding that, "I'm definitely more intense on the field this year. I like to think that I'm a nice guy off the field and in your face on the field. That's my mindset this year."