One of the reasons the Miami Hurricanes have fallen behind in the state of Florida is because they have fallen behind on the recruiting trail, which is something head coach Al Golden is trying to correct.
The Hurricanes have certainly improved in that area – their current 2015 recruiting class has 20 commitments and ranks 12th nationally, but it is their 2016 class that has gotten off to an impressive start. On Tuesday, they added their seventh member to that class when 4-Star wide receiver Ahmmon Richards gave his pledge to the Hurricanes.
“It was more like a feeling that I got,” Richards said about Miami via Ryan S. Clark of The South Florida Sun-Sentinel. “There was something about the school when I went there for a camp. It just felt like I was home. The coaches were down to earth and really cool. It was just the right feeling.”
Richards is excited about the rest of Miami’s class as well. All seven of their commitments – wide receiver Sam Bruce, wide receiver Dionte Mullens, linebacker Shaquille Quarterman, quarterback Jack Allison, wide receiver Dredrick Snelson, linebacker Michael Pinckney and now Richards, are all considered 4-Star prospects.
“I really believe that we can change the whole program around,” he said. “It is already changing but we want to keep it in the direction it is already headed.”
The 6’2, 172-pounder is from West Palm Beach, Florida and attends Wellington High School. He is ranked as the country’s 48th-best wide receiver prospect, the 30th-best overall prospect in the state of Florida and the 268th-best overall prospect in the class of 2016, according to 24/7 Sports’ composite rankings.
Richards also holds offers from the Georgia Bulldogs, Louisville Cardinals and Tennessee Volunteers, among others.