Report: Auburn RB, former top-100 recruit, has entered NCAA transfer portal
A former top-100 recruit appears to be considering leaving Auburn.
Tigers running back Mark-Antony Richards has entered the NCAA transfer portal, according to AL.com’s Matt Zenitz.
Out of Wellington High School in South Florida, Richards was rated 4-stars, the No. 4 ATH, No. 12 Sunshine State produce and No. 90 prospect overall nationally in the class of 2019 on the 247Sports Composite. He waited until National Signing Day in February to sign instead of the December Early Signing Period.
Richards chose Auburn over fellow finalists Florida and Miami. His brother Ahmmon Richards played for the Hurricanes. Mark-Antony also visited Georgia and Penn State before making his final decision. LSU, Tennessee and Texas A&M were also among his 19 scholarship offers.
At Auburn, injuries kept Richards out of action in 2019. This past season, he recorded 20 carries for 76 yards.
Entering the transfer portal does not bind a player to leave the program, but allows them to be contacted and recruited by other teams. We’ll see if Auburn’s next head coach convinces Richards to stay on The Plains.