On Tuesday Richardson announced he was delaying his decision and would make it known on Twitter at 8 a.m., on Thursday.
Did the delay help Notre Dame in getting the star defender?
Scout.com Midwest Recruiting Manager All Trieu feels the Irish are on the outside looking in.
"I've always thought he (Richardson) would stay close to home. Two of his best friends are committed to Michigan and I feel they will be hard to beat."
Irish Eyes spoke with Richardson in February when he visited a combine held on the Michigan campus. At that time it looked as if Richardson was looking to get away from Michigan and head South. Now, from several sources, Irish Eyes feels Thursday's announcement will be Richardson pledges to Michigan.
For Notre Dame the loss of not getting Richardson is not a major one with their recruitment at the defensive back position. With Ronald Darby and Tee Shepard already committed and others like Yuri Wright, Armani Reeves and Ishmael Adams still on the board, things look good for the Irish to finish with a strong group at the position.