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July 8, 2014

Richardson recaps his decision

UConn recently continued their recruiting success with the commitment of William Richardson of Washington (DC) Ballou. UConnReport.com spoke to Richardson about his decision.

Richardson, 6-foot-3, 230 pounds, committed to UConn on Sunday night.

"I felt in my heart that it was the right move to make," said Richardson. "I only got a chance to speak to my position coach, but he was pleased."

Coach Poindexter was the one who found out about the good news.

"He took interest in me the moment he laid eyes on me," said Richardson. "I have much respect for him and I heard he was a great player himself in his day."

Richardson mentioned that he has yet to visit UConn or meet Coach Diaco.

"I'll meet Coach Diaco once I take my visit, but after doing my research he seems like he's doing the right things to turn the program around," he said. "The staff is on vacation right now, so when they get back I'll pick a day to go up. I'm excited to get up there."

When he does make his way to Storrs, Richardson knows what he hopes to experience.

"Just the atmosphere, and hopefully getting around some fans to see how much pride they take in supporting us," he said.

Richardson, who mentioned that Temple is the other school showing him the most serious interest, is obviously excited to have his recruiting process behind him.

"I feel like now I'm locked in and can focus on football and preparing for the next level," he said. "It's relieving."

Finally, Richardson discussed his ongoing preparation for his senior season.

"I'm just going hard every day, getting good work in every day and eating right, because that's important as well," he said. "I'm so excited to play on the next level, but I understand that I have to get my body prepared for it."

UConnReport.com will continue to stay in touch with Richardson to see how the next few months progress for him.

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