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Richardson firms up commitment

Heavily recruited running back Trent Richardson is heading to Alabama.

He announced his decision Wednesday at Escambia High School in Pensacola where he spent his high school career playing on Emmitt Smith Field, named for the school’s most-famous graduate and one of the NFL’s all-time greats.

Richardson had made an oral commitment to Alabama earlier, but had hinted he might change his mind. That had Florida, Florida State and Louisiana State all recruiting Richardson, considered by many the top high school running back in the country.