PHILADELPHIA — Malachi Richardson is planning four August visits.
“I plan to go to Syracuse, Indiana, Miami and Florida this August,” the 2015 Roselle (N.J) Catholic wing told SNY.tv prior to the Mary Kline Classic.
“No dates yet, just planning. Those are just schools that I’ve talked to but I haven’t been able to get out there and look at the schools.”
The 6-foot-5 Richardson — the No. 19 prospect in the Class of 2015 according to Rivals — said he’s always been a Syracuse and Indiana fan.
“They’ve been working pretty hard,” he said. “I don’t know about the hardest, but Indiana’s definitely working hard and I know Syracuse is also.”
Richardson played last season at New Jersey Tournament of Champions winner Roselle Catholic along with Syracuse-bound forward Tyler Roberson — one of three Syracuse commits in the Mary Kline Senior game — and said Roberson has been in his ear a bit about the Orange.
“Just a little bit, yeah,” he said.
Richardson said associate head coach Mike Hopkins is recruiting Richardson.
“I would be the two guard and my role would be to score and play defense on the back line of the 2-3 zone,” he said.
Indiana coach Tom Crean and assistant Kenny Johnson are recruiting him for the Hoosiers.
“[They say] just to keep working and get better and we’ll keep in contact,” Richardson said.
Florida assistant Rashon Burno also offered Richardson on Saturday.
“I got an offer from Florida [Saturday],” he said. “It was pretty good.”
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