QB Richt leaving Clemson
|Monday, March 9, 2009 5:47 PM- -|
CLEMSON – Clemson head coach Dabo Swinney announced after the opening practice of the spring on Monday that quarterback Jon Richt, son of University of Georgia head coach Mark Richt, is transferring to another school.
The loss of Richt will leave the Tigers with three quarterbacks to undergo spring drills – rising redshirt sophomore Willy Korn, rising redshirt freshman Kyle Parker (who also plays baseball), and rising redshirt sophomore Michael Wade.
Richt was not expected to vie for a starting position, however, with that battle expected to come down to Parker and Korn. It was not immediately announced where Richt will transfer, but Swinney did mention that it would be a smaller school, including some in the FCS schools that would allow Richt to play in the fall. He red-shirted this season at Clemson.
“Jon has been an outstanding representative of our school in every way and we will help him any way we can,” said Swinney.
Richt chose Clemson over Alabama, Colorado, Florida State, and Maryland, and while he was in high school at Prince Avenue Christian School, he set career records for completions (181), passing yards (2468), and touchdowns (26).
Clemson qb signee Tajh Boyd, of Virginia, was at practice, but has not enrolled in school.