Ahmmon Richards to Miami: Hurricanes Land 4-Star WR Prospect

Joe PantornoFeatured ColumnistFebruary 3, 2016

Credit: 247Sports

Class of 2016 4-star wide receiver prospect Ahmmon Richards committed to Miami on Wednesday.

InsideTheU.com shared an image of Richards after his announcement:  

Coming out of Wellington High School in West Palm Beach, Florida, Richards is ranked as the 148th overall prospect, 23rd-best prospect in Florida and the 28th-best wide receiver in the nation, according to 247Sports' composite rankings

He isn't the biggest or necessarily the strongest receiver at 6'1 ½", 171 pounds, but he makes up for it in agility and his on-field sense. 

Richards has shown a great knack for knowing where he is on the field and where his defenders are while staying locked onto the ball. It's something that could make him a viable option from out wide as well as in the slot. 

Of course, there will have to be an acclimation period if he does become a slot option with Miami. At the college level, he'll have to make adjustments to his routes in order to avoid blitzes and coverage schemes. But with his kind of versatility, he'll be a vital asset to the Hurricanes offense.

Miami's passing game was one of its strongest aspects last season. The Hurricanes ranked 29th in the nation with 277.4 yards per game. In an offense that likes to spread the wealth, three different receivers had over 40 receptions and 600 receiving yards. 

The Hurricanes, though, lost two of those three receivers, Herb Waters and Rashawn Scott, to graduation and needed to resupply that position this offseason. 

Acquiring Richards is a big help toward that cause. He not only will get to learn under experienced receiver Stacy Coley, the third receiver in the aforementioned trio, but he'll also be catching passes from quarterback Brad Kaaya, who is set to start his third consecutive season in the Miami offense. 


Stats courtesy of NCAA.com.