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Richardson joins FSU QB battle

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August 20, 2008

Tallahassee, Fl. - Florida State fans were expecting a battle for quarterback when the Seminoles started fall camp two weeks ago.

What some fans didn't expect was that it would be a three player race.

The play of Leesburg's D'Vontrey Richardson has been the most talked about subject in Tallahassee this August.

Offensive coordinator Jimbo Fisher says the former Lee County Trojan is in the hunt with Drew Weatherford and Christian Ponder to be the Seminoles starting quarterback.

Richardson's road to this point has been very difficult.

He fell behind in learning offensive coordinator Jimbo Fisher's system due to limited spring practice work in 2007 when he was playing baseball.

Frustration set in due to a lack of playing time last fall that had Richardson considering moving positions to get on the field.

Richardson though stuck it out at quarterback and has proved his critics wrong this summer.

D'Vontrey Richardson said "It feels good to prove to some people but I have got a long way to go."

Jimbo Fisher said said "The strides he have made in the last six months have been tremendous. People think you are saying it just to say it. It is just a coahcing thing. He has put himself into that race. I am very anxious to see how it takes it."  

Florida State does not open the season until September 6th against Western Carolina.