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Richardson ready to move to FSU defense

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By Robert Hydrick - bio | email

January 27, 2009

VALDOSTA, GA (WALB) -  It was the dream of Leesburg's D'Vontrey Richardson to play quarterback at Florida State.

Richardson though is giving up that dream to increase his chances of playing time with the Seminoles.

Florida State offensive coordinator Jimbo Fisher confirming to WALB News Ten Sports Monday night that D'Vontrey Richardson has asked to play safety this fall for the Seminoles.

Richardson wants to move to defense because playing safety just might earn him a job in the NFL in a few years.

Richardson's motives are not just personal.

FSU has to replace both safeties and D'Vo wants to help the team any way he can.

Jimbo Fisher though believe Richardson can help FSU on both sides of the football.

D'Vontrey Richardson said. "It is something he came to us about and wanted to do. He is such a great athlete. We need to get him on the field. There are still some things he could come over and play quarterback if he had to. He wants to work at safety. He is such a great athlete and such a great player that we have no objection to that."

Another option for D'Vontrey Richardson could be the baseball diamond.

Richardson played outfield for the Seminoles in 2007 and is back with the FSU baseball team in 2009.

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