Former Mississippi State DB Decamerion Richardson has had a change of plans. After four seasons at MSU, Richardson had entered the transfer portal. He has instead decided to go pro.

Richardson committed to Ole Miss on Dec. 18. He announced Saturday that he has declared for the 2024 NFL Draft, making no mention of his pledge to Lane Kiffin’s program.

“I would like to thank Mississippi State, the coaching staff and my teammates for the last four years. It has been an honor to be a Bulldog, and I will be forever grateful,” Richardson wrote in a note posted on social media.

“After much thought and consideration, I have decided to enter the 2024 NFL Draft.”

Richardson played in 45 games over the past 4 seasons with the Bulldogs, making 26 starts. The NCAA’s COVID-19 waiver gave him the option of returning for 2024, which he considered using at Ole Miss, LSU, Oregon and other schools.

Over the past 2 seasons, Richardson steadily produced as a starting cornerback. He posted 85 total tackles in 13 games during the 2022 season and 79 in 12 contests this past season. Seven of Richardson’s 10 career pass breakups came in the 2023 campaign.

A former Bossier standout from Cullen, Louisiana, Richardson picked up scholarships from 8 programs, including Mississippi State, South Carolina and Tennessee during his recruitment. Many Bulldog fans will appreciate that he ended his college career with MSU instead of switching sides in the Egg Bowl rivalry.