Trezevant High School head coach Teli White had plenty of good things to say about his star running back.
Cordarrian Richardson is considered by Rivals and 247 as one of the five best running backs in the class of 2017. Earlier this month, the four-star from Memphis committed to Clemson.
“I mean, he’s 220 pounds and he runs like he’s 180,” White told TheClemsonInsider. “He’s built up. A solid kid. He’s can do the things that regular kids can’t do — you can’t explain…he’s a special one.”
As a junior, Richardson rushed for 2,390 yards on 258 carries with 18 touchdowns. In 15 games, he rushed for 100-plus yards 12 times.
“He’s just a good football player,” White said.
Off the field, Richardson fits the profile.
“He’s a good kid. He’s just a typical kid,” White said. “He’s not disrespectful. He doesn’t have an attitude or anything like that.”
White called said Richardson is a “high character” guy.
“He doesn’t come back. He isn’t running the hallways, doing stuff he’s got no business doing,” White said.
Even with the four-star skill on the field and good record away from it, Richardson’s success isn’t necessarily a given, upon his arrival to Clemson. Hard work, according to White, will be an essential ingredient.
“He’s got to pick up their system first,” White said. “Once you pick up that system and do what the coach asks you to do, he’s going to be just fine and he’s going to be a helluva football player.”