Ahmmon Richards is focusing primarily on four schools as his recruitment winds down.
Richards, a four-star wide receiver from Wellington High School (West Palm Beach, Fla.), told SEC Country after Day 1 of U.S. Army All-American bowl practices that he’s mainly zoned in on Alabama, Auburn, Tennessee and Miami.
“It’s even across the board right now,” Richards said. “I’m just listening to what every coach has to say, and I’ll make a decision on signing day.”
The 6-foot-2, 171-pounder went in-depth on why he would choose the four schools listed above if he was making his decision today.
On Alabama: “The program itself. Coach (Nick) Saban and his staff are really good at making you become the best player and person you can be. If I were to go there, they would get the best out of me. I think I would become a better person if I go there. Coach Saban is strict. He just goes about his business. I like that. He’s kind of like my dad.”
On Auburn: “It’s a family environment. I can see myself there. I hung out with some of the players on my official visit and they were all cool. Some of those guys are just like me. I had a really good time there. It’s a school I am strongly considering right now.”
On Tennessee: “Tennessee has been recruiting me since my sophomore year. I have a really good relationship with the coaching staff. That’s what I really like about them. I take that into consideration when I make my decision — how long a school has recruited me and how hard they are.”
On Miami: “They’re close to home. That’s why I like Miami.”
Richards will take an official visit to Miami on Jan. 15. He’ll then travel to Alabama on Jan. 22 before seeing Tennessee on Jan. 29.
He’ll make his commitment known on National Signing Day on Feb. 3.