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Recruit who picked Maryland 'from space' didn't end up signing with Terps

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Remember the kid who committed to Maryland from space just yesterday?

Yeah, he's not going to Maryland.

Cordarrian Richardson, a highly rated running back from Memphis, drew a whole ton of attention for basically launching a weather balloon, which is something people presumably do on a daily basis without worrying about whether it gets picked up on social media. The weather balloon went up and shot footage from way up in the sky, and then someone put computer graphics over the footage to show Richardson had picked Maryland.

As was pointed out yesterday, I'm not sure how this counts as "committing from space" but whatever.

Well, Richardson didn't stick with that pick. He spent National Signing Day signing with Central Florida.

There's nothing wrong with a kid changing his college choice. It's a big decision, and to go back and forth is not just an example of teenage behavior but human behavior in general.

Maryland's terrific recruiting class is still terrific even without Richardson, containing seven four-star prospects including a running back rated higher than Richardson in Old Line State native Anthony McFarland, the No. 3 running back in the country.