Noles Land Georgia QB Standout

When it rains, it pours. The Seminoles have been on a recruiting tear by landing their seventh verbal commitment of the summer. Today, the top athlete in Georgia said yes to the Seminoles.


Quarterback D'Vontrey Richardson of Leesburg (GA) made his third trip of the summer to Tallahassee. This time he left town pledging his allegiance to the Garnet & Gold.

"I committed today and I just wanted my dad to see FSU first," Richardson said. "I will probably take a couple more visits but I'm 90% sure I will sign with FSU."

Richardson is the Scout.com No. 5 ranked safety in the country. However, the Seminoles will give him an opportunity to play quarterback in Tallahassee.

The 6-foot-1 and 205 pound four-star standout is also top-notch baseball prospect who will play both football and baseball in college. As a junior, he had a batting average of .427.

Richardson, who has been the starter at QB since his freshman year, threw for 1,738 yards and 14 touchdowns against five interceptions last season. Richardson also finished with 849 yards rushing and 11 touchdowns.

He selected Florida State over Georgia and Clemson.

The Seminoles are also recruiting his teammate offensive tackle Ryan Broadhead.

Scott Kennedy Scouting Report: D'Vontrey Richardson is an early candidate for the Top Overall prospect in the state of Georgia this year. I was blown away by him on film, and I was very interested to get a look at him in person to see how big he was. He measured 6-1 and over 200 pounds, and finished in the Top 10 in both the 40 yard dash and standing broad jump at the Kennedy/CES Southern Invitational last month.

He makes the plays, and he is a standout physically. Some teams may try and move Richardson into another position, and he certainly has the athleticism to do it, but he is so dangerous with the ball in his hands it would be hard to move him. He can beat a team running the ball or throwing the ball, and his teammate Lavelle Parker (#4) is a D1 prospect as well. They should put up huge numbers together as seniors.

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