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Miami Hurricanes 2016 Freshman Profile: Ahmmon Richards

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In an effort to keep even the most hardcore Miami fan up to date on their favorite players, SOTU will be running a Freshman Profile series. In these posts, our writers will profile UM's newcomers for 2016. That way, when the season get's here, you hopefully will have a new found love for the team on the field.

Ahmmon Richards

WR - 6'2 175 Freshman - Wellington, Fl

Rated as 4 star prospect by nearly every recruiting service.

Also a U.S. Army All-American, who regularly flashed big play ability in H.S.

Chose the 'Canes over a host of top programs, including Alabama and Auburn.

Possesses good size, great hands, snatches the ball out of the air effortlessly, and glides smoothly with a long stride with the rock in his hands.

Listed as a 4.6 40 guy, but looks faster on film:

Summary:  Behind Stacy Coley, WR was already a question mark coming into the season for UM, and that was before Lawrence Cager's season ending injury. So Richards, who has already been slated for a big role in 2016 for quite some time, may be required to do even more.  There are also reports that fellow freshman Sam Bruce may be suspended a few games.   And another talented first year player in Dionte Mullins has yet to qualify (though he is expected to).   Add it all up, and outside LB Shaq Quartermann, Richards might be the most important freshman on the team when all is said and done this season. It's a good thing the Wellington H.S. product has talent by the bundle.  Richards will likely be asked to do a little of everything,  from deep routes to underneath stuff.  It may some time to adjust to players on the D1 level that he can not simply physically over match. Early on it will be interesting to see if he can get separation and Richards will have to master the subtleties of the position. But WR's Coach Ron Dugans and Head Coach Mark Richt definitely have a lot to work with in this young man.  In 2016, I expect AR to start the season watching vets like Malcolm Lewis and Braxton Berrios get the majority of reps in the first few contests. But as the year progresses, watch for Richards to become a bigger and bigger part of the offense. By season's end, 25-30 catches, a handful of big plays, and 3-4 scores would not shock me in the slightest. QB Brad Kaaya tossing to Richards should be a lot of  fun to watch.