Red Carpet for Richardson

Midlands Recruiting Reporter
Posted Jan 17, 2011


SMU commit James Richardson enjoyed his recent in-home visit from Mustangs recruiter Jeff Reinebold.

SMU's coaching staff was understandably thrilled when Mustangs commit James Richardson recently eliminated Michigan from the realm of possibilities.

After all, you have to search far and wide to find a player with legitimate sub-4.4 speed (4.35 for Richardson, to be exact), not to mention the fact that the Louisiana cornerback loves to administer punishment to wide receivers that dare to attempt a catch in his zone.

That aforementioned combination of elite speed and tenacious physical play sets Richardson apart from almost all players -- regardless of position -- and the senior from Central High School near Baton Rouge was awarded last month for his sensational season with Class 5A first-team all-state honors.

"I haven't heard from Michigan since they fired Coach (Rich) Rodriguez," said Richardson. "I knew that I'd be done with them, once they were done with him.

"Coach Reinebold visited the house not too long ago and it was really cool, really cool. He's coming back Tuesday with Coach (June) Jones and the DBs coach (Derrick Odum)."

Reinebold, who recruits the state of Louisiana for the Mustangs, has made a big impact on Richardson and his family.

"People like Coach Reinebold," Richardson stated. "My mom loves him. We all love Coach Reinebold."

SMU has a trio of committed prospects from the talent-rich region of southeast Louisiana: WR Jermaine Sams (St. Paul's/Covington), WR Nyle Johnson (Dunham School/Baton Rouge), and Richardson.


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