NASHVILLE - Even though Antonio Richardson will never play a down for Pearl-Cohn High School, Firebirds coach Tony Brunetti expects to be involved in the recruiting process of the state's top football prospect.
Richardson completed his transfer from Ensworth to Pearl-Cohn on Wednesday during the final week of the regular season. His father, Lanny, and Brunetti said Richardson transferred for academic reasons.
"I think it bothers him not to be able to play (for Ensworth,)" Brunetti said. "His father brought him to a situation where he felt like I would guide him in the right direction because I've dealt with a lot of kids."
The senior will not be able play sports at Pearl-Cohn under TSSAA rules, which require a student to sit out one year after transferring within 20 miles.
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