Cowboys Set to Add Cherry on Top for Class of 2020 with Dominic Richardson
STILLWATER -- You just thought the book was closed on the 2020 recruiting class for the Cowboys and technically, you would be right, but it's funny how things work some times and now it appears that after spending time in Stillwater on Thursday that Bishop McGuinness All-State running back Dominic Richardson is going to end up enrolling at Oklahoma State and joining the Cowboys program.
The 6-1, 210-pound Richardson was all set to go to TCU, but then when the Frogs got a late commitment from the top-rated running back in the 2020 class in the much maligned Zachary Evans out of Galena Park North Shore as well as another running back addition; then the Frogs and Richardson split up. That happened despite Richardson having signed with TCU on the early December signing date.
Richardson chose TCU over offers from Arkansas, Colorado, Iowa State, Kansas, Memphis, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, North Texas, SMU, and Texas. Richardson had nearly committed to Texas after a visit in the summer before his senior season.
Above, you can watch highlights of Richardson last season against one of the top defenses he faced in Del City. I was at that game and he had some outstanding runs.
Last season, overall Richardson was a huge reason that McGuinness made it all the way to the Class 5A State finals before bowing to Carl Albert. He had 1,719-yards and 17 touchdowns on 169 carries. That's an average of just under 10.2-yards per carry.
He was injured during his junior season, but as a sophomore he burst on the scene with 2,135-yards and 26 touchdowns on 189 carries, that's 11.3-yards a carry.
He combines size, strength, and has that speed burst. He is also getting better as a pass receiving target out of the backfield.
Oklahoma State used all of their initials for the 2020 recruiting class with their incoming recruits and transfers they brought in off the portal, so how could Richardson be added? He can come in with the fall class and be counted forward taking an initial spot in the 2021 class.
At Oklahoma State, Richardson would fit into the competition for the back of the future in the Cowboys offense as Preseason Big 12 Offensive Player of the Year Chuba Hubbard and LD Brown are seniors. Behind them is talented junior college transfer Dezmon Jackson, who has two season remaining. Last year's freshman Deondrick Glass was outstanding in high school at Katy, but has work to do to claim the feature back spot in Stillwater.
Richardson has the talent to get in the mix as soon as the 2021 season.