PLAYER: Dave Richards
SCHOOL: Miami Norland
CLASS: 2017

SCOUTING: In an area that annually produces some of the top receivers in the nation, here is one who has truly flown way beneath the radar screen. While many tried to project this impressive talent at tight end a year ago, they quickly saw that his skill level is as a big-body receiver who has speed, catches the ball in traffic and will make an impact against any defensive secondary – like he has the past two seasons. The special thing about this young man is that he is physical and will not be intimidated by anyone in a defensive secondary. He relishes the chance to mix it up against some of the elite defensive backs in the country – right in his backyard. When all is said and done, you can guarantee that Richards is going to be a prospect who will rise to the top, and it really doesn’t matter what level he plays at. He is a football player who has skills to really make a difference. College coaches already know about him from watching in the spring, which has been a huge boost to his career.