On film, linebacker Tommy Richardson exudes confidence in his ability to make plays. There’s a reason for that. It’s because the 2017 linebacker is in his third year as a starter for a Bloomington South defense that is tops in the state. The South Panthers are undefeated, ranked third in class 5A. Thanks in part to a defense that has only given up more than 7 points in a game, twice. After a stellar sophomore campaign, Richardson has set the bar for other linebackers in his class. He stands 6’2 with great size and possesses athleticism. Case and point, he often lines up on offense and gives the Panthers another weapon.
Linebacker – 2017
Bloomington South (IN)
2014: 131 tackles 1 interception 2 touchdowns
2015: 86 tackles, 75 solo 2 sacks 2 fumble recoveries 1 receiving touchdown
INPREPS: What type of player are you?
TR: I’m a player that knows and expects to win.
INPREPS: Who does your game mirror (NFL Player)?
TR: Brian Urlacher
INPREPS: What are your plans this offseason?
TR: To get bigger and stronger while working out for baseball as well.
INPREPS: What Camps do you plan to attend?
TR: Nothing planned yet.
INPREPS: What schools are recruiting you?
TR: Indiana University
Miami (OH) University
INPREPS: What offers do you have?
INPREPS: Which program(s) are you leaning toward?
TR: None at the moment
INPREPS: When do you plan to commit to a school?
TR: Hopefully before my senior year if possible.
INPREPS: Individual & Team Goal for current/upcoming season?
TR: To be the best I can and win state