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Tigers lead for Herschel Walker's nephew

  by - Senior Writer - Tuesday, February 19, 2013 8:30 PM

Milan Richard Milan Richard
Tight End
6-3, 230
Savannah, GA

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looks at the numbers that former Clemson tight ends Dwayne Allen and Brandon Ford have put up in offensive coordinator Chad MorrisChad Morris
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’ offense, and knows that he can put up the same kind of numbers.

Richard is a 4-star 2014 prospect out of Savannah (GA) Calvary Baptist who boasts offers from 11 schools, including Georgia, N.C. State, South Carolina and UCLA. He is also the nephew of former Georgia great Herschel Walker, but that doesn’t mean the 6-5, 227-pounder is a lock for the Bulldogs.

In fact, he really likes what he is hearing from the Clemson coaching staff about how they would use him in the Clemson offense.

“That is a place I feel like I could come in and they could use me in a lot of different ways,” Richard told TigerNet. “They told me they think I am very versatile, and they told me they could use me all over the field on the offensive side of the ball.”

Ford caught 40 passes for 480 yards and eight touchdowns as Clemson’s third-leading receiver last season, and Allen won the Mackey Award as the nation’s best tight end in 2011 when he reeled in 49 passes for 492 yards and eight scores.

Richard likes those kinds of numbers.

“Anytime you have a player that wins an award like the Mackey Award, you can’t complain,” Richard said. “That is very attractive to me. Those numbers are amazing. I would like to come in there and do the same thing. I think I am a pass-catching tight end that can stretch the field. I can block, too, but I think my strengths are using my speed to stretch the field and catching the football.”

Richard was in town for Clemson’s Elite Junior Day a few weeks ago, and he loved everything about the visit.

“It was a great experience, being with guys like Deshaun Watson Deshaun Watson
6-3, 190
Gainesville, GA

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and Demarre Kitt Demarre Kitt
Wide Receiver
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Tyrone, GA

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,” he said. “We have been friends for a little while. It was great to be around everybody and be around all of those great players. It was also great to be around all of the Clemson folks, and see what they are like.”

Richard said he hears from the Clemson staff the most, and would have to say the Tigers are the leader for his services at this point, but he is also beginning to hear more and more N.C. State and Georgia.

However, he likes what Clemson is showing him on film.

“I like the coaching staff at Clemson,” he said. “Coach [Dabo] Swinney and Coach Morris and Coach [Jeff] Scott, they are all good guys. They are doing things the right way, and that offense is very attractive. What they are showing me on film and how they use the tight end is something I like.”

As a junior, he caught 22 passes for 341 yards and three touchdowns.

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Re: Front Page Story: Tigers lead for Herschel Walker's nephew
Hope he can find the endzone in DV
Re: Hope he can find the endzone in DV
Yeah, and we led for Herschel himself up until the........
that Trans Am and house did wonders***
Trans Am?
Filo Betto
oh yes....the school put him up in a house immediately
According to Chuck Reedy, we bought him the Trans Am...
Re: It was more fun in the 80s***
Re: According to Chuck Reedy, we bought him the Trans Am...
Maybe I misinterpreted what he said...he was speaking...
Re: Maybe I misinterpreted what he said...he was speaking...
oh! and don't forget the scholarship offered to his sister ***
T Nasty Orange
you forgot this part $$$$ at the end of your statement***
this coaching staff can flat out recruit***
This is great and scary news at the same time
Ever see The Firm?
The sky is falling, the sky is falling***
UGAy asks, just out of curiosity, what kind of car he likes***
Our coaching staff sure loves nephews of good players
Remember Charlie Whitehurst father played in the NFL...
Also Wesley Walls (Colton), Cliff Stoudt (Cole) ...
Re: Front Page Story: Tigers lead for Herschel Walker's nephew
Uh oh, the AJC ain't going to like this. Operation Trash
We would have had Hershcel too if it wasn't for the money….
I refuse to get excited until he's signed a Clemson loi.******
Re: I refuse to get excited until he's signed a Clemson loi.******
Walker in DV cheering?
Re: Front Page Story: Tigers lead for Herschel Walker's nephew
Re: Front Page Story: Tigers lead for Herschel Walker's nephew
I live in Sav...
So Milan or Blazevhich?
These kids are athletes. They'll get on the field somewhere
1st class young man ... 1st class Savannah family

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