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Brewers take Richardson

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LEESBURG, GA (WALB) -   Former Lee County quarterback D'Vontrey Richardson went to Florida State with dreams of playing quarterback for the Seminole football team.

Now Richardson appears ready to pursue another dream, professional baseball.

The Milwaukee Brewers drafted Richardson in the fifth round of the major league draft Wednesday afternoon.

A very high pick for a player who did not have 80 at-bats for the Florida State baseball team this season.

The Brewers have had their eye on Richardson for several years and had final workout with him on Monday.

For the Brewers to use a high pick on Richardson, the odds are very good they will cough up the money to sign him which means Richardson will not be playing football this fall for the Seminoles.

D'Vontrey Richardson said. "I am pretty sure that I got drafted on potential. They followed me throughout high school. They have seen me play my freshmen year. So, I know I can play a little bit."

Three other local players were drafted on Wednesday.

Coffee High first baseman Corey Davis was picked by Washington in the 15th round.

Thomas University infielder Ryan Stovall was picked by Kansas City in the 19th round.

Georgia Southern pitcher Chris Mederos from Lowndes High was selected in the 25th round by Oakland.

The MLB draft will end Thursday.