Clemson Football: Tigers add 4-star tight end to class of 2014

Herschel Walker's nephew commits to Clemson

5/9/13 in NCAAF   |   Tyler_Waddell   |   426 respect

Herschel Walker’s nephew isn’t going to follow his footsteps as a Georgia Bulldog, but will stay within the southern borders as a Clemson Tiger.Blog Photo - Clemson Football: Tigers add 4-star tight end to class of 2014

According to Kipp Adams of ESPN, Milan Richard was planning on announcing his decision on June 4, but couldn’t wait any longer and has committed to play for Dabo Swinney.

“We talked as a family for two or three days and last night I realized that Clemson was where I wanted to go,” Richard said. “So we thought, ‘why wait and put my spot in danger?’ I figured why wait if I knew I would not be okay not going to Clemson.”

Richard is a 6-foot-3, 230-pound tight end from Calvary Day High School in Savannah, Georgia. He’s a big, strong player with impressive agility that tends to outmuscles his opponents and always fights for the extra yard.

He has a lot of experience splitting out and running routes downfield, and is an excellent fit for Swinney’s style of offense. Richard has sure hands and his size creates mismatches, as he’s able to disrupt the zone and cut safeties.

Not only is he a threat on offense, but Richard can put his hand in the dirt and line up as a defensive lineman. Clemson likely won’t use him here, but it just goes to show how versatile of an athlete it’s getting.

He’ll have a great opportunity to come in and contribute to the offense right away when he arrives next year.

“Clemson’s offense is virtually identical to ours, so I feel like I can come right in and learn the verbiage and get in and compete immediately,” Richard said.

Richard is a four-star prospect (247Sports) and the No. 7 tight end for the recruiting class of 2014. He becomes the fifth member of Swinney’s class, which currently ranks No. 24 overall.

Ole Miss, USC and Vanderbilt were also considered as favorites for Richard.

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