Size: 6-0, 195
High School: American Heritage
Hometown: Delray Beach, Fla.
Darrion Richardson came to the Hilltop ranked as a two-star and as the No. 174 ranked safety by Scout. He had offers from Cincinnati, Western Michigan, Marshall, Middle Tennessee State among others, but chose SMU. Richardson committed to SMU after an official visit in December of his senior year and was recruited by Derrick Odum out of Florida.
Last season Richardson started all 12 games for the Mustangs, racking up 69 tackles (good for third on the team). He registered at least five tackles in eight games. He was never overly impressive, but he was steady. He was reliable. When he was on the field you could depend on him to be in his spot and to at least contest passes. He was only credited for four pass breakups, but if felt like a lot more. Overall, a solid season from Richardson.