Florida Gators: Milan Richard

GAINESVILLE, Fla. -- Spring practice is nearly halfway over and the NCAA tournament is finally underway, and that makes it a busy week for Florida sports.

GatorNation kept you up to date, starting with a story about the middle of UF’s defense. Coach Will Muschamp believes you have to be strong up the middle -- meaning at defensive tackle, middle linebacker and safety, and he believes the Gators can do that despite having new starters at each position.

However, the Gators’ depth at linebacker took a bit of a blow with the loss of freshman early enrollee Alex Anzalone to a damaged labrum in his right shoulder. He’ll be out for the rest of the spring but should be cleared to return in August. Anzalone was No. 2 on the depth chart at middle linebacker behind starter Antonio Morrison. Darrin Kitchens, who is listed as the starter at weakside linebacker, is also taking reps at middle linebacker.

Anzalone was one of the players who drew praise from the coaches during the Gators’ two open practices last weekend. Ten observations from those two days can be found here.

UF also is overhauling the left side of its offensive line with new starters D.J. Humphries and Max Garcia.

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TE Richard visits UF, talks top schools 

March, 18, 2013
ORLANDO, Fla. -- ESPN Watch List tight end Milan Richard (Savannah, Ga./Calvary Baptist Day) had an impressive showing at the Orlando NFTC on Saturday, measuring in at 6-foot-3, 229 pounds, running a 4.75 40-yard dash, recording a 33-inch vertical jump and making several nice catches throughout the camp. The day before, Richard was checking out a prominent SEC program.

Rising Seniors Day 2 notebook 

December, 29, 2012
One of the standouts for the Rising Seniors East offense on the first day of practice was tight end Milan Richard (Savannah, Ga./Calvary Day). The 6-3, 230-pound junior did not get a lot of passes thrown his way this season, but was still able to catch 22 passes for 341 yards and three touchdowns, and he enjoyed the added repetitions at Grady Stadium on Friday.

“I think I picked up the terminology well, but my route-running needs to sharpen up,” Richard said. “I am able to stretch the field as a big receiver, but I need to do better in a three-point stance because I am used to working out of a spread.”

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Radi Nabulsi/ESPN.com2014 tight end Milan Richard has Clemson and South Carolina on top, but several others, including home state Georgia, in the mix.
The ESPN Watch List selection has double-digit offers, but he said two schools are standing out in his mind.

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