|by Nikki Hood|
Richard even spent time with his player host and fellow tight end Jordan Leggett, discussing the ways they can help the Tigers win.
“My player host was Jordan Leggett,” Richard said. “Jordan is a really cool guy, and we talked a lot. We realized we are on the same page, and we just want to help the team win however we can.”
As far as his second family goes, Richard said that tight ends coach Danny Pearman will treat him like his own son, but to also expect some tough love.
“I love Coach Pearman. He told me he will be like a father figure to me, but at the same time he will coach me hard,” Richard said.
Richard was able to sit down with the other offensive coaches to further understand what they expect when he steps foot on campus in late June.
“I spent a lot of time with Coach (Chad) Morris, Coach Pearman and Coach (Jeff) Scott,” Richard said. “With Coach Morris, we mainly just talked about the position and what it entails. He wants me to come in and be as prepared as possible.”
Hard work and preparation won’t be a problem for the Georgia native.
“I am going to come in and work hard in the weight room and pick up the offense as fast as I can,” Richard said. “I’ve already told the coaches they can use me wherever they see fit.”
As a senior, Richard had 29 catches for 502 yards and five touchdowns.
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