TE Milan Richard Profile
After Richard pulled the trigger on the 8th, Clemson received commitments from C.J. Fuller, Adam Choice, Korie Rogers, Demarre Kitt and Chris Register.
"The more the merrier. The more guys that we can get that are Clemson guys, the better it's going to be for us," Richard recently told CUTigers at Calvary Baptist Day School.
"June 12, we'll all be there for camp. I think all of the commits are coming back. And a few of our guys that want to come in. So that'll be a big day for us, our camaraderie with just everybody being there."
Richard, the No. 17 ranked tight end in the class of 2014, is enjoying the committed life.
"Life is good," he said. "The recruiting process has slowed down a little bit. Now, I'm just trying to recruit for my school and put our class together. We're having fun."
Clemson offensive coordinator Chad Morris, recruiting coordinator Jeff Scott and tight ends coach Danny Pearman all keep in touch with Richard.
"I talk to coach Scott, probably every other day. I talk to coach Pearman every week, and coach Morris," he said.
The 6-foot-3, 232-pound prospect looks forward to working under Pearman, who's coached several productive tight ends at Clemson.
"He's a cool guy. He's very relaxed. But, at the same time, he can get after it. I think it's good," Richard said. "He's very upfront with you. He just kind of tells you how he sees it. That's what I like to have in a coach. I think we're going to work well together."
Several factors attracted Richard to Clemson, one of which being the style of offense.
"They use their tight ends kind of like we do here. Our offense is very similar, so I feel like that was a big attraction, just being able to walk in and be in a similar offense," he said. "That was huge. Clemson, as a school, they have a great academic program. It was just the right decision for me."
Academics were a big part of the equation. The graduation rate under Dabo Swinney was an attraction for both Richard and his parents.
"I'm definitely looking forward to graduating college and getting a degree," Richard said. "Coach Swinney stresses that, and that was kind of big for my parents, to see a coach that's striving towards kids graduating and not just playing. That's huge. I'm definitely going to come in and try to get my degree."
As a junior at Calvary Day, Richard caught 22 passes for 341 yards and two touchdowns.
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