De'Asian Richardson A Good Fit For West Virginia

MIAMI GARDENS, FL - JANUARY 04: Will Clarke #98 of the West Virginia Mountaineers celebrates with fans after they won 70-33 against the Clemson Tigers during the Discover Orange Bowl at Sun Life Stadium on January 4, 2012 in Miami Gardens, Florida. (Photo by Mike Ehrmann/Getty Images)

De'Asian Richardson committed to the West Virginia Mountaineers Monday, as expected. He stars for Orange Park (Fla.) High, which is in the Jacksonville area. Richardson plays defensive end at 6'3 and 285 pounds, and is listed by some as a defensive tackle. He is a three or four-star recruit, depending on the service.

Richardson had initially committed to Florida State, but the commitment lasted less than a day.

Richardson is a good fit at West Virginia. He wants to play defensive end, but there were questions about his ability to do so in the traditional 4-r defense. The Mountaineers run a 3-4/3-3-5 attack, utilizing a three-man line. That should allow Richardson to stay at "end." In reality, he'll be playing head up on the offensive tackle in a five-technique alignment, which is a nice fit for a player of his skills.

For more on WVU football, visit West Virginia blog The Smoking Musket, plus SB Nation Pittsburgh.

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