Texas A&M has benefitted from running back transfers in recent years, and the Aggies may have secured their next difference-maker in the back field: UCF’s Cordarrian Richardson.
That’s according to Richardson’s hometown newspaper, The Commercial Appeal. Per John Varlas, the Memphis-native is heading to College Station.
Richardson played in eight games as a true freshman for the Knights, amassing 161 yards and two scores en route to a perfect season.
Because Richardson never redshirted, he should receive three years of eligibility at Texas A&M after he sits out the 2018 season due to NCAA transfer rules.
Most recently, Texas A&M deployed former Oklahoma running back Keith Ford in its offense. The former Sooner was very productive for the Aggies, recording 1,217 rushing yards and 18 touchdowns in two seasons.
Richardson was the No. 9 running back in the country for the class of 2017, per 247Sports. He was a 4-star prospect who held offers from several big-time programs, including Clemson, Alabama, Auburn, Florida State, Georgia and many more.