The Texas A&M Aggies continue to generate momentum on the recruiting trail by landing top-tier defensive backs over the Texas Longhorns, a trend that continued on Saturday with the pledge of Waxahachie safety Demani Richardson:
First, I wanna thank GOD for EVERYTHING, my coaches, family, and friends. Also all of the coaches that gave me an opportunity to play at their school but I feel like this school is the Best decision for my Future. With that being said I will be committing to the University of.... pic.twitter.com/UVdG54I54C— Demani Richardson (@therealdemani) February 24, 2018
The 6’2, 205-pounder made his decision on a Junior Day visit to College Station, his second of the month. Previously scheduled to attend last weekend’s Junior Day in Austin, Richardson never made it to campus and opted to end his recruitment days later.
Texas offered the hard-hitting Richardson on Christmas Eve, at which point he called the Longhorns his “childhood dream school.”
Other programs to offer Richardson include Alabama, Baylor, Georgia, Missouri, Ohio State, Ole Miss, TCU, Tennessee, and Texas Tech.
As junior, Richardson played both ways for Waxahachie, securing three interceptions and totaling nearly 800 yards of offense, including 16 total touchdowns.
Richardson’s pledge means the Aggies already have an impressive group of defensive backs committed in the 2019 class, as he joins No. 1 safety Brian Williams and rising cornerback Bobby Wolfe.
There are still plenty of talented defensive backs left in the state for the ‘Horns to recruit and it’s possible that the staff could continue recruiting players like Richardson. For now, though, the stacked depth chart in Austin and the opportunity in College Station are enough to convince talented recruits to side with Jimbo Fisher.