Former Virginia running back Clifton Richardson will continue his college football career just a short drive from Charlottesville on Route 29.
Liberty University announced Richardson's addition in a news release on Tuesday afternoon. Richardson, a junior, will have two years of eligibility left with the Flames, and he's eligible to play immediately after transferring to an FCS school.
"We are thrilled to have Clifton in our football program because of his character and his football ability," Liberty coach Turner Gill said in the school's release. "He has tremendous power, above average elusiveness and outstanding speed as a running back."
Virginia announced Richardson's plans to transfer last month. Richardson played 20 games in his two seasons at UVa, finishing with 425 rushing yards and two catches for 26 yards, with three career touchdowns. He also returned seven kicks for 111 yards.
Richardson was rated as a four-star prospect by both Rivals and ESPN coming out of Menchville High School in Newport News in 2011.