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Football Recruiting: Richardson reportedly gives verbal to Irish

Mike Gilloon | Wednesday, November 16, 2005

Notre Dame picked up its 20th recruit for the class of 2010 Tuesday when linebacker Morrice Richardson verbally committed to the Irish, according to Irisheyes.com.

The Observer could not reach Richardson for comment Tuesday night.

Richardson, a 6-foot-3, 235-pound prospect from Westlake High School in Atlanta, was being recruited by some schools at defensive end but will probably play linebacker for Notre Dame.

“He can run pretty well,” Mike Frank of Irisheyes.com said in Tuesday’s edition of The Observer. “He loves to hit and loves to punish people.”

Richardson picked Notre Dame over Georgia Tech.

He is the first linebacker to commit to Notre Dame and the eighth defensive player. He joined tight end Konrad Reuland as the only two players making official visits to campus this past weekend for Notre Dame’s 42-21 win over Navy.

Richardson’s commitment cannot be finalized until February, when official letters of intent can be signed.