Monroe (Calif.) athlete Chris Richards committed way back in the summer to Michigan as a grey shirt but that hasn't stopped him from recently talking to another school close to his heart.
Richards, 5-11, 150 pounds recently participated in the CaliFlorida Bowl a week ago showing his versatility playing three different positions during the week. Richards started out at running back, moved over to receiver and finished playing his natural position of cornerback.
Richards played well picking off one pass and looking solid in coverage all game. As for where his recruitment is going, Michigan is still the team to beat, but Cal, where his father Chris Sr. played, is making a late run.
"I always thought I would go to Cal but at the time I committed to Michigan, they weren't recruiting me," Richards said. "Michigan came in and offered me the chance to grey shirt and I liked the idea. I'm only 17 and I know I have a lot of maturing physically to do before I'm ready for that level. So the idea of sitting out a half year, working out on my own and then enrolling in time for spring ball was a good thing. Plus Michigan has a great law school and that's my field so I jumped on the offer.
"Now Cal has been talking to me and they have the top law program in the country so of course I have to listen. Cal is a great school and I liked them a lot growing up. I'll probably take a visit although we haven't set a date yet. Right now, I still think I'll end up at Michigan but I at least owe it to myself to look at Cal and see what they have to offer me."