London said Richardson asked for permission to pursue opportunities elsewhere and he wishes him well. Richardson has two seasons of eligibility remaining.
The 6-foot, 210-pound Newport News native played sparingly as Virginia’s No. 3 tailback the past two seasons. He carried just 24 times for 59 yards last season after being hampered by a leg injury in 2012. He rushed for 366 yards on 72 carries and two touchdowns as a freshman, a 5.1-yard average.
Richardson finished spring practice listed third on the depth chart at tailback, behind Kevin Parks and Khalek Shepherd.