Weight: 163 lbs.
High school: Detroit (MI) Cass Tech
Jersey number: #13
Last year: Richardson was in high school. He made 49 tackles and 7 pass breakups; he also had 24 receptions for 425 yards (17.7 yards per catch) and 2 touchdowns, plus 1 kickoff return touchdown.
Final TTB Rating: 80
Richardson had a terrific junior season as teams threw away from Delonte Hollowell (now a sophomore at Michigan) and into the arms of Richardson, who had 9 interceptions that year. His production really fell off as a senior, although he still broke up 7 passes and made an impact on offense and special teams. Richardson nabbed offers from all over the country and flirted with visiting other schools, but eventually stuck to his Michigan commitment.
Heading into his freshman season, Richardson appears to be a little light at only 163 lbs. Michigan returns both starting cornerbacks in J.T. Floyd and Blake Countess, with slot corner Courtney Avery, spring upstart Terrence Talbott, and backup Raymon Taylor also in the mix. It seems unlikely that Richardson's services will be needed this season, and while he could help out returning punts and kicks in the future, the Wolverines have some players to do those things already on the roster, not to mention fellow incoming freshman Dennis Norfleet, who is being brought in specifically to fill those duties. If everyone stays healthy, Richardson should be able to redshirt this season and fight for playing time in 2013.