Introducing The New Cowboys: Shane Richards

Shane Richards is an offensive tackle from New Mexico Military Institute.

Shane Richards
Offensive tackle
6-7, 320
New Mexico Military Institute, NM/Calgary (Crescent Heights), Alberta, Canada

Physical: 40 time-5.6; Bench Press-360 lbs.; Squat-520 lbs.; Vertical-NA.

Other Schools Recruited By: Akron, Buffalo, Idaho, Illinois, Louisville, Southern Miss, Troy (all offered).

High School: Sr. season- Calgary Division 2 1st-Team All-Star.

Statistics: NA.

Scout Ranking: Not ranked.

Other Sports: Track and Field, Soccer and Basketball, Club Football played for the Calgary Colts was named 2013 Prairie Football Conference Top Rookie (1st year player).

Interesting Tidbit: He did not start playing football until five years ago.

Primary Recruiting Coach: Greg Adkins.

Scouting Report and Projection: He is very large and even if he does not get a good lock with his target on defense there is still the process of getting around Richards. You can see his improvement from just starting out in Canada to what he did last season on the field in the very good Western States Football League. His feet are good and he just engulfs opposing players. That is the best way to put it. Questions would be conditioning and playing within a spread offense, although NMMI broke off into some of that. His lateral movement is very impressive and when he angle blocks he often takes more than one defender with him and that can really seal a wall for a runner. The expectation period, but off his tape, would be that he comes in and competes for playing time immediately. 

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