One of the top receivers in the country needs some time to process his weekend in Alabama before making a final decision.
Ahmmon Richards, a four-star prospect from Wellington High School (West Palm Beach, Fla.), told SEC Country that Alabama is in the race to land his services.
“They definitely have a chance for sure,” Richards said. “I have a lot of thinking to do when I get back home and after I finish my Tennessee visit next weekend.”
Alabama wide receivers coach Billy Napier and Nick Saban had a chance to speak with Richards this weekend and give their recruiting pitch before he headed back home to Florida.
“Saban was telling me that the best people play,” Richards said. “If they feel like you’re one of the best people on the roster, you will play. You have an opportunity to come in and contribute early. Coach Napier said he wants me. He feels like he can polish me up a little bit and take me over the top.”
Four schools are currently battling it out for the elite receiver (Alabama, Auburn, Tennessee, Miami), but as of late, it’s Miami that seems to be trending. Richards does say, however, that none one of those schools has separated themselves as of yet.
“I definitely like (Miami’s) coaching staff and I like their message, but I am still very open to everyone.”
Richards won’t be committing until National Signing Day, but he knows why he would choose Alabama if he does pick the Crimson Tide on Feb. 3.
“I feel like if I did go there, I would be playing with some of the best people in college football and I’ll be able to compete against them in practice every day,” Richards said. “You have no other options other than to get better if you play with them.”
Alabama currently has just two receiver commits in early enrollee T.J. Simmons and three-star prospect Tyler Simmons from Georgia. Richards said Alabama plans on taking four or five in this year’s recruiting cycle.
Richards is rated as the nation’s No. 28 overall receiver and is the No. 23 prospect in the state of Florida.
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