Tennessee new coach Cuonzo Martin hasn't been on the job long but he has already landed his second 2011 recruit in shooting guard Josh Richardson.
Georgia Tech, TCU and Missouri State were long major players in Richardson's recruitment, but when Martin left Missouri State for Tennessee, the SEC school broke to the forefront of his recruitment. This weekend when he visited Tennessee, Martin secured a commitment.
"I feel good and confident about my decision," said Richardson, 6-foot-5 and a 180-pounds out of Edmond (Okla.) Sante Fe High School. "I feel comfortable here and I like playing with the guys.
"The campus is great and I went to a football this game and the place was packed and it wasn't even a real game. Everything was Orange and White."
Tennessee lost former recruit Kevin Ware and even though Chris Jones is still signed with Tennessee, it is very questionable whether he will qualify academically or not. But Tennessee has added Richardson to go along with athletic point guard Wes Washpun.
A versatile talent, Richardson expects to play several positions for Tennessee.
"Coach Martin plans on playing me at the one, two and three," he said. "That is fine with me. I just want to get on the court and help the team win."
Richardson is the No. 121 ranked prospect in the Rivals150.