Utah football has announced the signing of American Fork (Utah) American Fork three-star offensive lineman Michael Richardson. Utah kept Richardson home over offers from Arizona, Arizona State, Colorado, Oregon (who he previously officially visited), Oregon State, and Washington State among others. Richardson committed to Utah back in December.
Richardson, the top offensive lineman in the state of Utah in 2017, is Nike+ verified 6’ 5”, 258 pounds. He has the ideal length to play tackle in the Pac-12. He will just need some time in Utah’s excellent strength and condition program to add some weight to his frame. Richardson uses his hands well to prevent a defender from getting to his body.
Utah graduated four starters on the offensive line, so adding new players was a must in this recruiting class. Richardson will likely redshirt in 2017 to bulk up before eventually becoming a multi-year starter for the hometown Utah Utes.