Recruiting: Memphis area TE Conner Richardson commits to Tulane

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Conner Richardson

Tulane gained its second 2019 football commitment in as many days with the pledge of tight end Conner Richardson.

This past weekend, Birmingham offensive lineman Brevyn Jones committed to Tulane. The Green Wave now have three pledges for the 2019 class, all coming within the past three weeks.

Richardson, a 6-foot-5, 235 pound Germantown, Tennessee product displays reliable hands and is athletic enough to make the difficult catch. His only other previous D1 football offer came from UT Martin.

Richardson is also a first team all-region basketball standout for Germantown High outside of Memphis.

Chicago Bound…
In the 2017 recruiting class, 5 star quarterback Hunter Johnson had his choice to locations for college. He originally committed to Tennessee, but later reversed field to ink with Clemson. The game MVP of the 2017 U.S. Army All American Bowl is now on the move.

Johnson (6-2, 210) became disenchanted at Clemson this spring when he found himself battling for reps with incumbent starter Kelly Bryant and another 5 star talent, 218 signee Trevor Lawrence.

Duke, Purdue, Indiana and Northwestern were his finalists but the Big Ten Wildcats won out for Johnson’s transfer. He visited Northwestern June 4 and then stopped by West Lafayette and Bloomington.

His older brother, Cole, is a preferred walk-on at Northwestern. the younger Johnson will have to sit out the upcoming season with three seasons remaining to play afterwards. Clayton Thorson, a senior, is the expected starter at Northwestern this season.

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