Three-star cornerback Shaquille Richardson (6-0, 182, 4.57) from Los Alamitos, Calif., has impressed onlookers at every event he has participated. He quickly changed his recruiting status from sleeper to bona fide prospect with his stellar performance at the NIKE Camp held in Los Angeles when he walked away with the Camp's MVP defensive back award.
What made that honor so impressive was the fact it was very talent laden at the defensive back position. Rivals.com caught up with the talented corner to see how his summer is going.
"It has been going pretty good," Richardson said about his summer vacation. "I'm still working out with B2G, but with a smaller group getting everything touched up for the season."
Richardson has eight offers on the table the latest one from Oregon State. The Beavers join Arizona State, UCLA, Washington, UNLV, Utah, New Mexico State and Northern Arizona.
Has Richardson scheduled any official visits?
"Not yet," Richardson said. "I'm still working on it."
"I've sat down and have an idea of who I will visit," Richard said. "They are Washington, Arizona State, Utah and Oregon State. I'm not sure yet who the last visit will be at this time.
"For Oregon State I will visit them when they play Cincinnati (September 19th)," Richardson said. "For Washington, I'm going to go to the Oregon game (October 24th). For Arizona State, I will be visiting them when they play Arizona (November 28th)."
Richardson has not set an official date for his Utah visit at this time.
Regarding Richardson's two local schools, UCLA and USC, he is thinking of taking in some games rather than visit officially.
Richardson is thinking about making his college decision sometime late in his senior season after he takes all of his visits.
July is always a slow time for recruiting and doesn't really get too amped up until September. There is every indication that Richardson will get more offers early during his senior season so he wants to keep his last visit open until he sees what colleges the future brings.
As a junior, Richardson earned second-team all-league after accounting for over 20 tackles and one interception.
Richardson earned a spot on the Rivals.com California Preseason Top 100 team for the class of 2010 landing as the Golden State's No. 46 prospect at any position.