Darius Richardson announced his commitment via Twitter on Friday.

Richardson, a defensive end for West Rusk, pledged to Texas State. The Bobcats are the only team to offer him a scholarship.

Richardson was one of the standouts on the Raiders' lauded defense in 2017. He finished with 68 tackles, 11 for loss and a sack as the Raiders fell to eventual state champion Newton in the regional quarterfinals.

Texas State finished 2-10 in 2017-18. Everett Withers is the coach of the Bobcats.

Richardson's commitment is merely verbal. He, like all juniors, can sign with any team that offers him beginning in December.

2019 East Texas Football Players With Division I FBS Offers

    • Jade Ashalintubbi, Elysian Fields, OL, 6-6, 331 —offers from Louisiana-Monroe, Tulsa (2)
    • Darwin Barlow, Newton, RB, 6-0, 200 -- offers from Arkansas, Arkansas State, Baylor, Houston, Louisiana Tech, Louisiana-Lafayette, Louisville, LSU, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, Oklahoma State, Ole Miss, SMU, Southern Miss, TCU, Texas State, Texas Tech, Utah, UTSA (20)
    • DeKendrick Bender, Marshall, WR, 6-2, 185 -- offers from Air Force (1)
    • Chance Billington, John Tyler, OL, 6-3, 301 — offers from Iowa State, SMU, Texas State (3)
    • Tamauzia Brown, Newton, ATH, 6-1, 170 -- offers from Arkansas, Arkansas State, Baylor, Houston, Louisiana Tech, Louisiana-Lafayette, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, Oklahoma State, San Diego State, Southern Miss, SMU, TCU, Texas Tech, UTEP, UTSA (17)
    • Javasia Brunson, Lufkin, DE, 6-4, 235 -- offers from Nevada, Oklahoma State, SMU, South Florida (4)
    • Keontae Burns, Pittsburg, ATH, 6-3, 182 — offers from Arkansas, Arkansas State, Houston, Iowa State, Kansas, Louisiana-Monroe, Minnesota, Missouri, North Texas, SMU, Southern Miss, Texas State, UTSA (13)
    • Cameron Cantrell, Whitehouse, WR, 6-1, 180 -- committed to Texas Tech (1)
    • Coltin Clack, Texas High, QB, 6-3, 202 — offers from Arkansas State, Florida Atlantic, SMU, Southern Miss (4)
    • Josh Foster, Newton, ATH, 6-0, 165 -- offers from Arkansas, Arkansas State, Baylor, Houston, Louisiana-Monroe, Louisiana Tech, SMU, TCU, ULL, ULM, Utah, Vanderbilt (12)
    • Christian Hood, Marshall, OL, 6-2, 290 — offer from Southern Miss (1)
    • T.Q. Jackson, Jefferson, WR, 6-3, 181 — offers from Arizona State, Arkansas, Arkansas State, Baylor, Houston, Minnesota, SMU, Southern Miss, Texas Tech, Tulsa, UTSA (11)
    • Beaux Limmer, Tyler Lee, OL, 6-5, 260 -- committed to Arkansas; additional offers from Arkansas State, Baylor, Houston, Louisiana Monroe, Louisiana Tech, North Texas, Northwestern, Oklahoma State, SMU, Southern Miss, Texas State, Tulsa, UTSA, Vanderbilt (15)
    • Darius Richardson, West Rusk, DL, 6-3, 288 -- committed to Texas State (1)
    • Braelyn Riden, Jacksonville, DB, 6-1, 170 -- offer from ULL (1)
    • Keivie Rose, Henderson, DE, 6-4, 220 — offers from Arkansas State, Florida Atlantic, Kansas, Louisiana Tech, Memphis, Oklahoma State, SMU, Southern Miss, Tulane (9)
    • Ke'Andre Street, John Tyler, WR, 6-4, 190 -- offers from Boston College, Houston, Southern Miss, Syracuse, Tulane (5)
    • Blake Trainor, Hallsville, OT, 6-7, 280 — offers from Houston, North Texas, Texas A&M, Tulsa, Texas State (5)
    • Caiden Walker, Newton, OL, 6-4, 276 — offers from Louisiana Tech, ULM, UTEP (3)
    • Tahj Washington, Marshall, ATH, 5-11, 160 -- offer from Air Force (1)
    • Carl Williams, Lufkin, DT, 6-4, 310 — offers from Arkansas, Houston, Kansas, Minnesota, Oklahoma, Oklahoma State, Ole Miss, SMU, Southern Miss, TCU, Tulsa, UTSA (12)
    • Keshon Williams, Pine Tree, ATH, 6-4, 230 -- offer from Louisiana Monroe, New Mexico State, Rice, Texas State (4)
    • Marcus Williams, Longview, OL, 6-6, 285 — committed to TCU; additional offers from Baylor, Houston, SMU, Southern Miss, Texas State (6)