BOCA RATON — University of Miami coach Mark Richt said he expects receiver Ahmmon Richards to be fully fit by the fall following an injury-shortened sophomore season.
“He’s going to be 100 percent healthy and ready to go by the time the fall rolls around and we hope and expect big things from him,” Richt said Wednesday morning at the YMCA of South Palm Beach County’s 16th annual Inspiration Breakfast at the Office Depot Global Headquarters.
Richards set a school freshman record with 934 receiving yards but was limited to 439 yards last year because of hamstring, ankle, Achilles and knee injuries.
“He was battling injuries all year last year, even when he was in there,” Richt said. “He just never seemed to be 100 percent. He gave us all he could and we were as patient as we could be.”
Richt expects a huge contribution from Richards in 2018.
“If he just plays normal for him, he’ll be one of the best receivers in America,” Richt said. “He’s that talented.”