New SEC offers for 2014 TE

Milan Richard added offers from Georgia and South Carolina this week and he talks about those, if he has a leader, and more here.

"I was up at South Carolina on Tuesday for their camp and we had a break, so I went over to talk to my dad, and he gave me the phone," Milan Richard told Scout.

"Coach [Tony] Ball was on the phone and he told me that Georgia was ready to offer me a scholarship. He let me know there was no way they couldn't after I camped there twice this summer."

Many may think if UGA offered, it would be a slam dunk and Richard would commit to the Dawgs. He is the nephew of legend Herschel Walker and both of his parents ran track at Georgia.

Richard is happy with the offer, but he is not a lock to be a Bulldog.

"The offer from Georgia is a big one just like the other offers I have. It is a top SEC school, they play great football, but I will look to see how I fit in at different schools, and find the right place for me."

The Savannah, Ga. native was on the South Carolina campus when he got the news from UGA and he then got good news from the Gamecocks.

"Steve Spurrier was gone to SEC Media Days, so he wasn't there to see me, but Coach Spurrier, Jr. made the call to offer me. He, Coach Sands, and Coach Ward all were around when they offered me, so I guess it was a group decision."

The 6-foot-3, 220 pound tight end liked what he saw in Columbia.

"I liked the coaches and their mentality while I was working with them. They seem like great guys and the facilities are top notch too. The player's lounge was really nice and I liked that a lot."

For now, the Gamecocks are right there with the Bulldogs, and the others (North Carolina State and Vanderbilt) that have offered. Too early for Richard to make a list.

"I have not seen enough places yet," said Richard, "I have to get out more and see more schools. I would like to go out to games this fall to see game-day environments at the schools that have offered me. It is just too early for me to name top schools."

Richard currently holds four offers and Clemson, Florida, and UCLA are others showing interest.

Chad Simmons is currently a National Recruiting Analyst for FOX Sports/Scout. He started with Scout in 2003 and then moved on to another Recruiting Service from 2004-2008 before returning to Scout the first of 2009 to become South Recruiting Manager.
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