Detroit Cass Tech cornerback Terry Richardson committed to Michigan on Thursday morning. He is the Michigan football program's 12th commitment for the 2012 recruiting class and their eighth defensive recruit.
Richardson is a four-star CB on Rivals, Scout and 24/7 Sports. ESPN hasn't rated him yet, but he is on the ESPNU 150 watch list. Scout ranks him as the 10th-best cornerback in the nation, and overall Rivals has him 195th in the nation.
Despite his small size (5-foot-9), Richardson has quite the offer list. According to Rivals, it includes Michigan, Alabama, Arizona State, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, LSU, Michigan State, Notre Dame, Ohio State, Oklahoma, Penn State and USC, among others.
Richardson is the second player from Cass Tech to commit to Michigan for 2012. Royce Jenkins-Stone is the other, and assuming both recruits make it to Michigan, the Wolverines will have six players from Cass Tech on their roster next year (William Campbell, Teric Jones and Thomas Gordon are already there and Delonte Hollowell will be there this summer).
Michigan Football Recruiting Class Of 2012
- OT Ben Braden (Rockford, MI) - 6'6", 285 lbs., NR
- OG Caleb Stacey (Cincinnati, OH) - 6'4", 275 lbs., NR
- MLB Kaleb Ringer (Clayton, OH) - 6'0", 219 lbs., NR
- OLB Royce Jenkins-Stone (Detroit, MI) - 6'2", 215 lbs., ****
- TE Devin Funchess (Farmington Hills, MI) - 6'5", 205 lbs., NR
- TE A.J. Williams (Cincinnati, OH) - 6'6", 260 lbs., NR
- OLB Joe Bolden (Cincinnati, OH) - 6'2", 225 lbs., ****
- MLB James Ross (Orchard Lake, MI) - 6'0", 209 lbs., ****
- DE Mario Ojemudia (Farmington Hills, MI) - 6'3", 215 lbs., NR
- DE Pharaoh Brown (Lyndhurst, OH) - 6'6", 220 lbs., ****
- DT Matt Godin (Novi, MI) - 6'5", 253 lbs., NR
- CB Terry Richardson (Detroit, MI) - 5'9", 160 lbs., ****
(Height, weight and stars from Rivals.com)