At that time, however, Richardson didn't believe that the Wolverines had offered him a scholarship.
"Michigan said that the offer has been on the table for awhile now," said Richardson, who received an in-home visit this week from Wolverines RBs coach Fred Jackson. "I don't think it's going to change my decision about SMU, but I'm going to keep an open mind on my visit up there next weekend.
"I'm pretty strong with my commitment to SMU, but I'm also kind of unsure about whether I should stay committed or decommit. I'll probably stick with SMU."
What was Richardson's reaction to the in-home visit?
"It was good," he said. "It was nice. He (Coach Jackson) is from Louisiana and he talked to me about everything they have to offer up there."
SMU hopes to hang onto the burner (4.35 speed) from the Bayou State. Richardson's combination of speed and tenacity is a rare find at any position.