Is Richardson the Future QB at FSU?

With only two scholarship quarterbacks on the roster in Drew Weatherford and Xavier Lee, the Seminoles needed to sign two quarterbacks for the Class of 2006 for depth reasons. One of the quarterbacks signed, D'Vontrey Richardson, was considered by Scout.com to be the top athlete in the state of Georgia.

"There's a reason why he's the No.1 player in Georgia," Scout.com Southeast Recruiting Analysis Scott Kennedy said. "He can play quarterback, safety, wide receiver and he's even big enough to play linebacker in college. However, with his arm I think he has what it takes to play quarterback at Florida State."

With his duel threat ability to score on field with his arm and feet, many experts have compared his style of play to former Peach State superstar Charlie Ward. However, Kennedy has another name in mind.

"He reminds me more of Ryan Perrilloux, who was Scout.com's No.2 quarterback in the country for the class of 2005," he said. "He has the arm strength and athletic ability of Perrilloux. Richardson just dominates the game on every level."

Seminole defensive end Coach Jody Allen, who recruits the state of Georgia, also feels that D'Vontrey Richardson is a quarterback.

"He's a good enough athlete to play other positions but we need him at quarterback," Allen said. "We'll have a minumin of four scholarship quarterbacks in the fall."

Richardson has all the intangibles that college coaches dream of having on their team.

"D'Vontrey is a very poised and calm quarterback," Allen said. "He does well under pressure. He has an amazing hand-eye coordination which makes him a very accurate passer. He's also very smooth with a strong arm."

Richardson threw for over 2,200 yards, 27 touchdown passes and only three interceptions as a senior. He rushed for 1,050 yards and another 17 touchdowns and led his team to a 10-2 record.


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