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JC OT Montravious Richardson commits to Mississippi State for grandmother’s birthday

Montravious Richardson

Mississippi State added a commitment for its 2019 class Wednesday from junior college offensive tackle Montravious Richardson.

Richardson, originally from Albany, Ga., signed with Mississippi State as a three-star recruit in 2017, but academic issues caused him to enroll at Mississippi Delta CC. Richardson told GN a few hours after he committed that he chose to commit Wednesday for one reason – for his grandmother Kathy.

“The reason I picked today to commit is because today is my grandma’s birthday and I wanted to surprise her,” Richardson said. “I did that just for her.”

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Richardson (6 feet 7, 325 pounds) redshirted at Mississippi Delta CC last season and will attend Georgia Military College this fall, then enroll at Mississippi State in December with three seasons of eligibility.

Richardson has enjoyed getting to meet the new coaching staff at Mississippi State.

“Coach (Joe) Moorhead is cool and I talk to him every day during the week,” Richardson said. “We have nice conversations. I also talk with new offensive line coach Marcus Johnson every day, and he is like a big brother to me. The relationships are coming closer and closer, and I’m just glad I can develop a great relationship with them.”

Richardson says, right now, he is a better pass protector than run blocker.

“I love to pass block and I’m long and know how to use my length to my advantage,” he said. “I need to work on staying low on my run blocking. It’s going to take time to improve that.”

Mississippi State now has three commitments for its 2019 class. Richardson joins four-star athlete Diwun Black and four-star defensive end Charles Moore as Bulldogs commitments. Black and Moore are Mississippi natives who are national top-100 prospects.

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