Richard commits to Clemson

Three-star tight end Milan Richard gave his commitment to the Clemson coaching staff on Wednesday night.

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Earlier this week, Richard announced that he intended on committing on June. 4.

"I was just talking with my parents over the past two or three days. I decided that's where I was going to go," he told CUTigers on Wednesday night.

Mom and dad are behind him 100 percent. Dabo Swinney is, too.

"My parents were behind me with that. We said, ‘Why keep waiting until the fourth when we already know that's what we're going to do?' We called coach Swinney and he was just fired up and ecstatic during the whole conversation," Richard said.

The nephew of former Georgia running back Herschel Walker, Richard committed to Clemson over several schools, including South Carolina, Vanderbilt and Ole Miss.

In fact, he was going to commit to either the Tigers, Gamecocks, Commodores or Rebels next month.

Clemson was eager to accept his pledge.

"They've been on me for a while," Richard said. "Coach [Jeff] Scott, I have a great relationship with all their coaches, coach [Danny] Pearman, coach [Chad] Morris and coach Swinney, too. We all talk pretty often.

"Their offense fits me. It's similar to what we do at our high school and their education is pretty good."

A three-star prospect, according to Scout.com, Richard is ranked as the No. 17 tight end in the class of 2014.

The 6-foot-3, 230-pound prospect is the second tight end to commit to Clemson's 2014 class.

Richard is also on board with four-star quarterback Deshaun Watson.

"We had always talked about playing together…now it actually worked out," Richard said. "He did what's best for him. And Clemson ended up being what's best for me. It just works out that we are going to play together.

"I'm not going to say it was planned, because it really wasn't. It just works out to where we're both playing together. I'm sure we're going to be great."

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