Richardson Set to Make Announcement

Defensive back Terry Richardson was set to make his college announcement on Tuesday. Did a last minute delay help the Irish? We look at where Richardson could be headed.

What looked to be a long recruiting process has came to an early decision by one of Notre Dame's top targets. Detroit (MI) Cass Tech defensive back Terry Richardson showed all the signs of making a decision at some point during his senior year, however, recruiting sites were abuzz as Richardson released his five finalists (Notre Dame, LSU, USC, Michigan and Alabama) and set a decision day of Tuesday for his announcement.

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? 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. Top Stories