TE Milan Richard hopes for UGA offer


ATHENS, Ga. -- Tight end Milan Richard (Savannah, Ga./Calvary Baptist Day School) shrugged off the difficulty of one of the multiple touchdown catches he had at Georgia’s Dawg Night. The 6-foot-2, 232-pound junior was exceptionally impressive in the pass skeleton drills on Friday night and thinks that tough catches are part of the job description for a tight end.

“I had a corner route, and I turned around and the ball was right on me,” Richard said. “I just made an adjustment and pulled it in. The coaches said I had a good night. There were a few little things I could have worked on or gotten better on but I think it was a successful camp overall.”

The only thing Richard didn’t catch at Dawg Night was an offer from Georgia. That might soon come to pass.

“I talked to Coach [Mark] Richt at the end of the camp and he said they were going to meet as a staff and talk about it,” Richard said. “I will give the coaches a call in the next week or so and we will go from there.”

Georgia quarterback commit Brice Ramsey (Kingsland, Ga./Camden County) mentioned Richard as one of the two players that impressed him most in the camp.

“Milan had a great night,” Ramsay said.

The feeling was mutual as Richard scored on a long pass from Ramsey on a post route.

“I turned around and the ball was right there,” Richard said. “I was with Brice at a camp in Atlanta. I don’t know him well but he can throw the ball. So he will put the ball up there -- you just have to run and go get it.”

Richard singled out some of the other participants for praise as well.

“Jeb Blazevich (Charlotte, N.C./Charlotte Christian) impressed me,” Richard said. “After this we are great friends. I liked him a lot. And among the quarterbacks, Tyler Harris from Pierce County (Ga.). He and I are close and he can throw the ball too. I met him at the camp in Atlanta. He has been able to throw the ball ever since I first met him.”

The Bulldogs only have three tight ends on the roster and have no commitments for 2013. Richard hasn’t looked at Georgia’s depth chart yet but says he will if offered.

“Coach [John] Lilly didn’t say anything about that,” Richard said. “We didn’t talk about numbers a lot. If they offer me I definitely want to get into the numbers of how many guys they are looking at. That will funnel into my decision.”

A more important factor according to the 2014 standout will be where he feels comfortable. In that aspect, the Bulldogs are in great shape with Richard, who is the nephew of Georgia legend Herschel Walker.

“To be honest I am great friends with a bunch of guys that have committed to Georgia,” Richard said. “I am good friends with Shaq Wiggins (Tyrone, Ga./Sandy Creek) and Demarre Kitt (Tyrone, Ga./Sandy Creek). I am close to a bunch of their commits.”