Tigers land another elite RB


Clemson has become a popular choice for coveted wide receiver prospects in recent years, as players like Sammy Watkins, DeAndre Hopkins, Martavis Bryant and, most recently, T.J. Chase, Cornell Powell and Diondre Overton are just a few examples of players to sign with the Tigers during the Dabo Swinney era.

That isn’t the only offensive position group where the coaching staff is luring in top talent, however.

On Sunday, Clemson landed one of the top running backs in the 2017 class when Memphis, Tennessee, native Cordarrian Richardson announced via Twitter that he had pledged to the Tigers:





When Richardson joins the team — either next January or in the summer of 2017 — he will join a backfield loaded with quality ball-carriers. Last month, the Tigers signed running back Tavien Feaster, who was the consensus No. 1 overall player in South Carolina in the class of 2016. In the 2014 class, they inked Adam Choice, who was a heavily recruited rusher out of Thomasville, Georgia. The year before that, Wayne Gallman signed with Clemson and has since become one of the top players at his position in the ACC.

Richardson is rated the No. 85 overall player in the 2017 class, as well as the No. 5 running back, according to 247Sports’ composite rankings. He is one of nine players committed to a Clemson class that is currently ranked No. 3 nationally and No. 2 in the ACC.

Per MaxPreps, Richardsion rushed for 2,390 yards and 18 touchdowns as a junior at Trezevant High School this past fall.