COLUMBIA, MO. (KMOX) — Praised Mizzou football recruit Sheldon Richardson is back with the University of Missouri.
Richardson signed a national letter of intent to attend the University Wednesday.
The St. Louis native was a dominant defensive lineman and tight end at Gateway Tech High school, where he was ranked by Rivals.com as the no. 4 overall player in the nation, as well as being the no. 1 defensive tackle prospect in the country by several national outlets.
Richardson originally signed with Mizzou in 2009, before going the junior college route.
Richardson played in the prestigious U.S. Army All-American Game in San Antonio, Texas, where he made big impressions with his play in practice and the game.
He was named as a 2008 EA Sports 1st-Team All-American after a senior season at Gateway Tech which included 88 tackles and 19 sacks, while adding seven fumble recoveries, five forced fumbles and one interception. Richardson scored six defensive touchdowns on the year, as well, while adding 27 receptions for 541 yards and eight touchdowns at the tight end position. An outstanding overall athlete, Richardson also lettered in basketball and baseball as well as participating in track.
Richardson is interested in studying criminal justice at Mizzou, and chose the Tigers over a slew of nationally prominent programs.
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