I asked Richardson why he decided on Long Beach State.
"I liked it a lot when I went on my official visit," said Richardson. "I liked the players and I felt like I fit in the program."
Richardson is a very talented prospect with a significant upside. He's got very good hands and feet, with a nice feel in the post. And he still looks like a baby. He might not yet be done physically.
If Richardson ends up as good one day as I think he might, he could be the biggest steal of the West Coast class of 2009. This is a great get for Coach Monson and the 49ers.