Honors rolling in for Richardson

Now that the prep football season has concluded, Central HS cornerback James Richardson is receiving award-after-award in recognition of his remarkable senior campaign. Get his thoughts on that, as well as his commentary on recruiting. Will he stick with SMU, or is Michigan continuing to make in-roads?

"It feels great to get picked as one of the best players among all of the corners in the Baton Rouge area and Louisiana," said Central High School senior James Richardson, who committed to SMU in November.

Richardson was named Defensive MVP of his all-district team, as well as All-Metro and Class 5A first-team all-state after a season that saw the speedster record 56 tackles, eight tackles for loss, and five interceptions.

Recently, Richardson took an official visit to Michigan. What's the latest on his recruitment?

"I'm still with SMU," he said. "I like Michigan, but I'm probably going to stick with SMU. I'm going to make my final decision on January 1rst. I want to watch the bowl games and see how they play out."

A few weeks ago, Mustangs WRs coach Jeff Reinebold made his way to the Richardson household for an in-home visit. How did that go?

"I enjoyed it," he said. "It was pretty cool. I've also been talking some on Facebook chat with K.C. Nlemchi, Kris Weeks, and Jermaine Sams. I've told them that I'm probably going to end up there at SMU."

Most football fans across the nation have viewed the ESPN documentary Pony Excess and Richardson checked it out as well.

"I enjoyed it," he said. "It was cool to watch. I like the way they ran the option on offense back then too."

In addition to his duties on defense and special teams (as a top-notch return man), Richardson starred as a running back in Central's option offense.

-Josh Harvey-

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