Michigan Wolverine Recruiting: Antwaine Richardson 2016 Commit Profile


GBMWolverine Michigan Football RecruitingPosted at 4:30am — 6/23/2015

Michigan Wolverine Recruiting: Antwaine Richardson 2016 Commit Profile

GBMWolverine Readers: Here is a overview of University of Michigan recent verbal commitment Antwaine Richardson.

Another whirlwind satellite commitment was secured by the Michigan coaching staff when Florida three-star athlete and cornerback Antwaine Richardson committed to play football at the University of Michigan. At these events, in high talent areas like Florida, Texas, and California, the coaches get to see up close prospects that are attempting to make a big impression and at the same time further their own football education. Four of these athletes have been offered and committed, Richardson being the latest.

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Michigan needs help in the secondary, with many of the past years’ recruits not yet panning out in the secondary. A couple of the camp commitments have Plan B, safety firmly as a possibility, but are starting out on the offensive side of the ball.

Antwaine has good athletic skills, and like the other recent commits, he is not the wow factor that sites follow and promote to “stardom.” Like the others, he is solid and has potential to play at the major college level. It will come down to hard work, improved technique, and hard intensity.

Antwaine Richardson
Height: 6’0
Weight: 168
Number: 9
Current Position: Cornerback
Future Position: Cornerback
City/State: Delray Beach, Florida
High School: Atlantic
Head Coach: Matt Elliot
Recruiter: D.J. Durkin
Visited: Michigan satellite stop in South Florida
Committed: 6/12/2015
Top 5 other Offers: Miami (FL), Rutgers, South Florida, Syracuse, and Wisconsin.
40: 4.7
20-yard shuttle: 4.25
Vertical: 33″
Power Throw: 32′
SPARQ: 70.86
Class: 2016 Michigan Wolverine Recruiting Class (Verbal Commit).

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24/7: 3-star.
ESPN: Not Ranked.
Rivals: 3-star.
Scout: Not Ranked.

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Stars do matter, but are not absolute in predicting success within a football program. So, with that in mind the GBMWolverine Staff has cleverly come up with a new system of ranking. We are using footballs instead of stars, how can one argue against a system that clever? Below are the interpretations of football power predicted way too boldly long before it matters. In other words, we will give informed opinion with the crystal ball and let the players determine what will happen through years of hard work.

Criteria: Raw talent, athleticism, position of need, intangibles.

GBMWolverine Rankings:

10 footballs: Instant impact player.
9 footballs: Three or four-year starter at a high level.
8 footballs: A starter with all league potential.
7 footballs: A meaningful starter at some time during a career.
6 footballs: A spot starter or special teams player.
5 footballs: Not in the two deep after a two years.
4 footballs: Never made it.
1-3 footballs: See the above.

We have him at 6 1/2 footballs.

Side Note:

Remember just as we did during the season with grading positions or groups we are very tough graders and expect a lot out of those positions or players so this is no different here.

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  • Overview:

    Antwaine plays corner in a top Florida program that produces serious talent. He has good length for the corner position and has the frame to add weight. Antwaine recorded 35 tackles and had two interceptions as a junior. In addition to football, he runs the hurdles and multiple other field events in track. Antwaine has a reported 3.0 grade point average. On the surface, viewing tape, we believe he would make a very good nickle back and should benefit special teams.


    Antwaine is a high energy/ motor corner prospect. He uses his hands well to jam and reroute wide receivers and shows the quick feet and good anticipation needed to play press coverage. He is instinctive, a good quality in defensive backs. Antwaine has ok backpedal and the same for turning his hips out. He is a solid tackler in space and shows physicality in his tackling and coverage.

    Concerns/Needs Work:

    Antwaine definitely needs to add weight and strength. His stance needs a huge overall readjustment. He bends too much at the waist. Antwaine will need to learn to bend his knees and change levels better. His footowork will also need an upgrade. He is also a bit slow in his transition from back pedal hip out.

    Red-shirt or play his Freshman Year?

    GBMWolverine believes he will likely red-shirt his first year.

    Antwaine Richardson reminds the GBMWolverine Staff of — Former Michigan Football Player — Marcus Curry — who played Cornerback.

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    2016 Michigan Football Class:

    Michigan currently has seventeen recruits at this time with Erik Swenson (OL), Dele Harding (LB), Brandon Peters (QB), David Reese (FB/LB), Kingston Davis (FB/HB), Matt Falcon (RB), Michael Onwenu (OL), Kiante Enis (RB/Slot), Dytarious Johnson (LB), Chris Evans (Slot/CB), Antwaine Richardson (CB), Rashad Weaver (DE), Sean McKeon (TE), Victor Viramontes (ATH), Josh Metellus (S), Ben Bredeson (OL), and Devin Gil (S/LB).

    Final Thoughts:

    We welcome Antwaine Richardson to Michigan and hope he has a successful career on and off the football field as a student-athlete at the University of Michigan. Go Blue!

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