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2017 Northern Illinois Football Recruiting: WR Tyrice Richie commits to the Huskies

NIU adds commitment from a talented in-state receiver.

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Despite suffering a heartbreaking defeat over the weekend in triple overtime, coach Carey and his staff made a big splash on the recruiting trail.

In-state standout Tyrice Richie announced his commitment to the Huskies on Monday evening. He currently attends Marian Catholic located in Chicago Heights, Illinois. He chose the Huskies over a reported offer from Miami.

Shortly after his commitment the 6-foot-1, 190 pound wide receiver caught up with Hustle Belt to explain what he liked about NIU.

“NIU made me feel like I was at home. I really loved the campus, coaching staff and of course the football team when I went down to visit.”

Richie, rated a 3-star recruit by 247Sports Composite and Scout, is the third wide receiver to join NIU’s 2017 recruiting class. Although NIU will lose Kenny Golladay to graduation, the future looks bright at wide receiver. The trio of Richie, Cole Tucker, and Dennis Robinson is a scary sight for opposing MAC defenses.

Richie’s junior highlights are private, however we were able to dig up his sophomore highlights courtesy of Hudl.