Cordarrian Richardson is the highest-rated uncommitted running back in the nation, and Ole Miss has a good chance at landing him.
A 90-percent chance, to be exact.
“(Ole Miss needing a running back) plays a good role,” Richardson told Ole Miss Spirits’ Ben Garrett. “Ole Miss has a 90-percent chance.”
The 4-star running back from Trezevant High School (Memphis, Tenn.) took an official visit to Oxford this weekend and came away impressed. He told Garrett that the main factors working in the Rebels’ favor are the proximity to home and his relationship with the coaching staff.
Richardson boasts 25 reported offers, including Oregon, Michigan State, Clemson, Alabama and Florida State, among others. He told Garrett that his final three are Ole Miss, Oregon and UCF.
The 6-foot, 200-pound recruit is ranked as the nation’s No. 10 running back, the No. 8 player in the state of Tennessee and the country’s No. 160 prospect overall.
The Rebels do not hold a running back commitment in their 2017 class, and will look to replace their leading rusher in senior Akeem Judd.
Richardson was committed to Clemson for nearly nine months before de-committing in December.