Georgia State, which will field its first football team in 2010, is in the sweepstakes to land former Clemson quarterback Jon Richt. He is the son of UGA coach Mark Richt.
The elder Richt went on a recruiting trip over the weekend, accompanying his son to Valdosta State, where the quarterback is considering transferring after leaving Clemson this spring.
Richt said his son earlier visited Georgia State, and is also considering UT-Chattanooga and Mars Hill. “He’d like to have it decided in the next two, three weeks,” Richt told the AJC’s Tim Tucker.
Jon was redshirted last year and wasn’t listed among the leaders on Clemson’s depth charts this spring. Should he transfer from a I-A school to a Div. II school, Jon would not have to sit out a year. The UGA coach said Valdosta State made quite the impression.
“I’d never been to Valdosta State before, and it’s a beautiful campus,” Richt said. “It’s about the right size, and I think he’d really feel comfortable.”
Georgia State signed four prospects listed as quarterbacks in its first recruiting class: Henry County’s’ Drew Little, M.L. King’s Fred Barnes, Lithia Springs’ Kelton Hill, and Bo Schlecter of Wellington, Fla.