The 6-foot-3, 235 pound Arizona Western linebacker signed with Georgia on Wednesday. Amaechi is a second-team junior college All-American.
“Obviously a guy that we think can help us win,” Richt said speaking about Amaechi for the first time.
“He’ll be here coming in for the semester, which will be good. We’ll be able to give him some work. He’s got some very outstanding features physically and plays with a lot of energy. He’s a guy we think can help us.”
Richt said Amaechi is “versatile,” but is projected to play mainly inside linebacker.
Asked how many early enrollees Georgia will have, Richt said: “Hopefully at least six and maybe more.”