Coached by Claude Mathis at DeSoto HS … Offense- Defense All-American … earned Class 5A second-team All-State honors by The Associated Press … named Defensive MVP of District 11-5A after posting 60 tackles, 10 tackles for loss, 13 sacks, three forced fumbles, four fumble recoveries and three interceptions as a senior in 2011 … as a junior, Richardson compiled 60 tackles and four sacks to earn second-team All-District honors … rated a 4-star prospect by ESPNU and 247sports.com … ranked the No. 21 defensive end nationally by ESPNU, and the No. 16 weakside defensive end by 247sports.com … Rated a 3-star recruit by Rivals.com and Scout.com … SuperPrep rated him the No. 46 player overall and the No. 7 defensive end in Texas … ranked No. 27 on the Austin American-Stateman's Texas Fab 55 … chose A&M over offers from Oklahoma State, Baylor, Tennessee, and Texas Tech.
Michael Richardson is the son of Rachel Richardson and Tasha Thomas … born January 23, 1994.