Thomas Richard is coming home to Tennessee.
After two mostly quiet seasons in the SEC with Missouri, the 2014 Tigers’ signee has decided to come home and play for FCS powerhouse Chattanooga instead of seeing what happens next at Mizzou–which struggled mightily this year after two amazing seasons in the SEC East.
Richard, who played his high school ball in Nashville and was a solid 3-star prospect coming out of high school, had two 1,000 yard receiving seasons for Christ Presbyterian Academy in 2012 and 2013, catching 26 touchdowns. He will play once again with his little brother Joseph Richard and friend, QB Zack Weatherly. Joseph is arguably the top prospect in the nation who has chosen to play for an FCS school.
Weatherly is stoked to be reunited with his high school teammate and buddy.
“It’s very exciting,” Weatherly told HERO Sports Tuesday. “He’s amazing. He goes and gets everything. It’s hard to throw a pass he can’t catch.”
The elder Richard is a sure-handed 6-foot-1, 195 pound receiver who has a sixth sense when it comes to playing the ball. He will be an immediate threat for the Mocs. He’ll have three seasons left, as he redshirted in 2014. This year, he caught only one pass for the Tigers, going for four yards.