The near three-year saga of defensive tackle Sheldon Richardson and Missouri has seen plenty of suspense.
First, he committed to the Tigers as an ESPNU 150 recruit in 2009. Then, he didn't qualify, and Missouri's coaches helped him get into junior college in California.
Where, of course, he committed to USC and Monte Kiffin in hopes of heading to the NFL.
Missouri's coaches talked him out of that, and after signing his letter of intent in December as the nation's No. 3 overall juco recuit, had yet to be officially cleared to practice at Missouri.
That changed on Wednesday, when the NCAA opened the gate for Richardson, who suited up for practice on Thursday and spoke with reporters after.
"We were just dotting all the I’s, crossing all
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