August 1, 2005
Leesburg - It is becoming the trend in high school football for the nation's top recruits to announce their college intentions before their senior season.
Lee County quarterback D'Vontrey Richardson, recruited from schools on both coasts, will not have to deal with college recruiters when his senior season begins in two weeks.
Richardson was in Tallahassee today meeting with Florida State head coach Bobby Bowden.
After that meeting, Richardson announcing he will sign with the Seminoles in February.
Lee County head coach David Johnson, who was also at the meeting, says that D'Vontrey chose the Seminoles because they want him to play quarterback and they will also allow him to play baseball.
Richardson is the second quarterback commit to the Seminoles after Christian Ponder from Texas said he was signing with FSU last week.
As a junior, D'vontrey Richardson threw for 1738 and 11 touchdowns and had 1132 yards rushing and 14 touchdowns.
He caught the attention of baseball recruiters this spring as well with a .386 batting average, seven homeruns and 37 runs batted in for a Lee County baseball team that made it to the state finals.
Coach Johnson says the Clemson and Marshall were also in the running for Richardson because they were recruiting him as a quarterback.