- He heard from National Football League scouts, the Commodores' new coaching staff and his family before reaching a decision. After weeks of deliberation, Linden High School alumnus Sean Richardson will remain at Vanderbilt for his senior season. "It's an opportunity to get a great education at Vanderbilt," Richardson, a Human Organizational Development major on the Health and Human Services tracks, said. Richardson heard plenty of assessments from scouts before making up his mind, but ultimately boiled his decision down to one thing: his desire to get better. "Speaking with the new coaches and sitting down and talking to my family about it, we determined it would be best for me to stay in school," Richardson said Friday afternoon, less than 24 hours from the deadline to declare for the 2011 NFL Draft. Richardson, a 6-2, 215-pound junior safety, led the Commodores in tackles in 2010, recording 98 total stops and a sack in addition to breaking up five passes. "They said I was a great sized safety and I was fast and physical," Richardson said of the word he received from NFL scouts. "They said that if I stayed one more year, that would enhance my productivity as a whole." - Jeremy Smith, The Demopolis Times
10/25/2010 - SEC WEEK 8 OUTSTANDING PERFORMANCE: SAF SEAN RICHARDSON (Vanderbilt) - Had game-high 11 total tackles with a sack against South Carolina. - SEC football
09/20/2010 - GAME BALL GOES TO: SS Sean Richardson - In his second straight double-figure tackling performance, Richardson notched a dozen stops in week 3. Included in that was a tackle for loss and a half-sack.
09/15/2010 - Safety Sean Richardson made a team-high 10 tackles against LSU and is tied for the team lead with 18 through two games. That's not a good sign because it means the front seven is getting blocked too easily on running plays.