Wheaton, Ill. four star ranked offensive tackle prospect Dace Richardson (6-foot-6, 300 pounds) was one of several Illinois prospects at last Saturday's Michigan/Notre Dame game in South Bend, and Richardson was thrown into the Notre Dame game day experience...literally.
“The game and the whole experience at Notre Dame was really good," Dace Richardson said. “When Notre Dame scored it's 21st point of the game, the student section picked me up and tossed me up in the air 21 times, then when they scored 28 points they threw up Barrington's Dan Doering up in the air 28 times. It was a blast, and they must have some really strong student at Notre Dame to be tossing Dan and myself around. That was a really funny experience, something I'll probably never forget."
"Overall I just had a really good time at Notre Dame. it was fun to get to hang out with the other recruits like Dan Doering and Moose (David Moosman). The atmosphere at Notre Dame on game day was really impressive, it was a fun atmosphere. We were able to storm the field after the win, and we weren't sure what to do but it was fun anyways. I also got a chance to talk to the players and the coaches after the game in the locker room."
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Richardson is currently still trying to sort out which schools he'll make official visits to later this fall.
"I'm still looking at Iowa, Tennessee, USC, Nebraska, Illinois, Wisconsin, Michigan, Michigan State, Miami (Fla.), LSU and Notre Dame. I haven't eliminated any of those schools from my favorites yet, and I'll start to narrow things down soon and I'll also start to set some official visit dates as well."