Alabama, Auburn, Clemson, Florida State, LSU
While the Vols have stacked up an impressive, likely top-5 class over the past few months, Richmond, an elite in-state offensive tackle, has been the main prospect that Tennessee appeared to be falling short with. But that all changed a couple weeks before Signing Day. Tennessee got back involved with the Ole Miss commitment, visited him at his home in Memphis, got him on campus and the Vols are in great shape to land him on Signing Day after he decommitted from the Rebels on the Monday night before NSD. Richmond signed with the Vols on Wednesday morning after rumors and reports circulated all the way up to his signing at the school.
RTI Average: 4.25-stars
Richmond wants to play as a freshman wherever he goes, and while that isn’t normally ideal, he is more than talented enough to do so. He is big, physical, and strong at his tackle position. He plays with a good demeanor and does a great job of helping out his teammates after he has finished his assignment. Half of his highlight tape is him pancaking his defender and then peeling back to help out on another block. He will have to work on his technique, but his size and strength will help him succeed while learning the finer details of the game.