PLAYER: Deandre Richard
SCHOOL: North Miami
SCOUTING: Three years ago, when he took to the field for the first time – there were several coaches who had predicted some impressive things for this quality football talent. After watching the Pioneers fall out of the playoff picture in 2015, colleges were not coming around as much as they were the previous two years, but that has changed this year. Like he did as a sophomore, this impressive athlete is starting to turn heads. And no matter if he is doing it from his linebacker position or at the defensive end spot, you can see exactly what everyone was talking back at the end of his ninth grade season. Richard is a quick, strong and aggressive player who has taken a leadership role, trying to give this senior class a chance to go out the way teams did during his freshman and sophomore seasons. Coaches we have spoken with believe that this is going to be the season that everything comes together – and when they do – his name will be everywhere.