More Defensive Help
Keishawn Richardson
Keishawn Richardson
Staff Writer
Posted Dec 18, 2013


As noted in our column today previewing potential signees, West Virginia made something of an unexpected pickup when another junior college defensive back committed and signed.

West Virginia received a surprise on the first day of the mid-year signing period for early enrollees when Northeastern Oklahoma A&M cornerback Keishawn Richardson tied himself to the Mountaineer program.

"I both committed and signed," Richardson texted BlueGoldNews.com.

the standout cornerback, who visited West Virginia this past weekend, returned from his trip to name a top three that included the Mountaineers along with Wisconsin and Iowa State. The trip to West Virginia provided an eye-opening experienced.

"It's a beautiful place," Richardson told Scout.com of his recent visit to West Virginia. "I've never in my life seen anything like it."

For Richardson, he sees both a family atmosphere and the potential for immediate playing time.

“It’s like a family,” he said. “Their record doesn’t show it, but those guys play hard. I can see where I can come in and make a difference in the spring." The 5-foot-11, 175-pound cornerback earned honorable mention to the Southwest Junior College Football All-Conference team at both defensive back and return specialist. He recorded 39 tackles in eight games this season, including two interceptions and nine pass-break ups.

Richardson will have two years to complete his two seasons of eligibility, so he will certainly be given every chance to earn playing time, as he does not have a redshirt year to fall back on. He joins linebacker Edward Muldrow (Copiah-Lincoln, MS) and quarterback Skyler Howard (Riverside C.C., Calif.) as other early signees. Offensive lineman Sylvester Townes (Coahoma C.C., MS) is also expected to sign with WVU during the mid-year period.

BlueGoldNews.com will have more from Richardson on his decision shortly.


Related Stories
WVU Confirms Four Mid-Year Signees
 -by BlueGoldNews.com  Dec 18, 2013
Richardson Recaps West Virginia Visit
 -by FOXSportsRecruiting.com  Dec 17, 2013
Richardson To Decide Soon Between Top Three
 -by AllCyclones.com  Dec 16, 2013

MAGAZINE COVERAGE
Get the 2014 Scout.com Recruiting Yearbook with an annual Total Access Pass
Sign Up Today!

Upgrade Now!
Free Email Newsletter
Don't miss any news or features from BlueGoldNews.com. Subscribe to our newsletter to have our newest articles emailed to you on a daily or weekly basis.
Click here for a list of all Team Newsletters.

Add Players to My HotList
Get free email alerts with news about your favorite players. Click name to add to My HotList.
CB Keishawn Richardson (profile)
[View My HotList]