Antwaine Richardson, Ex-Wolverine

Antwaine Richardson, Ex-Wolverine

January 22, 2016

Antwaine Richardson

Delray Beach (FL) Atlantic cornerback Antwaine Richardson decommitted from Michigan on Thursday. He had committed to the Wolverines back in June after participating in one of Michigan’s satellite camps (LINK).

Richardson was working on a torn ACL when he camped, which made it even more impressive that he earned a Michigan offer. The Wolverines coaching staff initially thought he could enroll early, take advantage of the rehab facilities/strength and conditioning program, and be ready to play by the fall. That plan changed a month or two ago when Richardson tweeted out that he would no longer be enrolling early, and that he would come to campus in June. That presumably happened because Michigan was filling up with the other seven early enrollees, but now it appears he won’t even be coming in June.

From Michigan’s standpoint, this is not a huge loss. I gave Richardson a 72 rating, and he didn’t even get to play and hone his skills as a high school senior. Without enrolling early, he would have missed out on yet another opportunity to develop. Even if Michigan strikes out on other cornerback targets, such as Lavert Hill, and athlete Jordan Fuller, it’s not too difficult to replace someone of Richardson’s talent level. He’s a 247 Composite 3-star, the #85 cornerback, and #901 overall, and much like Erik Swenson, that ranking may have been propped up a bit by his status as a Michigan commit. Now that the rankings are done or almost done for the cycle, he probably won’t drop much; the rest of his offer list is decent but nothing special, including Florida Atlantic, Iowa State, Miami, South Florida, and Wisconsin, among others.


  1. Comments: 6285
    Joined: 8/11/2015
    Jan 22, 2016 at 2:20 PM

    Ex-Commit, not an Ex-Wolverine.

    Signed, Waitress

    • Comments: 6285
      Joined: 8/11/2015
      Jan 22, 2016 at 2:23 PM

      Points for completeness here, but I don’t think you necessarily should give the same write-up treatment to a “commitment” like Richardson or Nate Johnson or Elliot or anyone else, as opposed to a guy who was at Michigan for 4 season like Gant.

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