Mark Richt’s QB son transfers to Mars Hill College after leaving Clemson

Jon Richt (Clemson University)

Jon Richt (Clemson University)

Quarterback Jon Richt, the son of Georgia coach Mark Richt, will continue his football career at Mars Hill College. He played his high school ball at Prince Avenue Christian School in Athens.

Richt had also considered Valdosta State and the upstart Georgia State football programs before deciding on Mars Hill.

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April 17th, 2009
1:07 pm

Jon Richt

April 17th, 2009
1:51 pm

I do. Sorta.


April 17th, 2009
2:19 pm

Why is this being reported. Who cares about a second rate backup going from Clemson to Mars Hill??? Are you kidding me!!!

Gawja Boy

April 17th, 2009
2:34 pm

Cuz it Mark Richt’s boy!

Najeh Davenpoop

April 17th, 2009
3:05 pm

On a related note, I heard ole Coach Bell’s boy is going to Catawba…

This is a newspaper serving the intrests of Div. II football fans outside the state of Georgia, is it not?


April 17th, 2009
3:38 pm

In the immortal words of Curtis Payne of House of Payne “What da Hell?”


April 17th, 2009
4:02 pm

Who cares????Richt’s son couldn’t cut it at Clemson so I don’t give two sh!ts about him going to Mars Hill.


April 17th, 2009
4:05 pm

Good Luck I hope He does well… Mars Hill is a good School and they play in a tough conference.. Gotta be tough being a Coach’s Son


April 17th, 2009
4:08 pm

what happen to the days when kids would be happy to sit on a scholership and get a free education. somepeople arn’t ment to be pros or start at a d1 school. but whatever he did whats right by him


April 17th, 2009
4:56 pm

We acknowledge how much we appreciate the Richt family when it comes to recruiting and how they make our parents, grandparents and friends feel good about sending our kids to Georgia. So it only stands to reason that we should love and care about them in return.

bank walker

April 17th, 2009
5:38 pm

He figured Mars Hill has a better chance at an ACC championship than clumpson.


April 17th, 2009
5:44 pm

Well for those of us who care about the Richt family, we care about his son too. If you don’t care about it, then don’t read about it. And if you ain’t got nothing good to say then don’t say anything at all! If this world had alot more men like Mark Richt, we would all be alot better off!

Reformed Bulldog Fan

April 17th, 2009
8:07 pm

At least his son is better than most of the players that he coaches and teaches his Florida State values. He hasn’t been arrested…yet.


April 17th, 2009
9:25 pm

Mars Hill is a powerhouse- Speaks volume of the family…

Mars hill

April 17th, 2009
9:43 pm

I have season tickets to sale for mars hill home games– best offer. Tickets are going fast.

GA fan-- bulldawg62281

April 17th, 2009
9:47 pm

bulldawg62281– u sound like a joke!!! The world would be a better place…. grow up loser


April 17th, 2009
9:54 pm

A LOT more people care about Coach Richt’s son’s transfer than the dumba$$ comments on here.

marrrrs hill season tickets

April 17th, 2009
10:05 pm

I have a pair of tickets for the season opening for marrs hill near the 50 yard line. Will trade for UGAY tickets– even trade only!!!

Feel Gold

April 17th, 2009
10:23 pm

Hey, sports fans, lighten up, that is one beautiful piece of the country. If you ever drove through, you’d see why he signed there. Clemson is nice but this is heaven. If you can’t be a Dawg, be happy wherever you land. And, Jon, take your folks to that little hole in the wall pizza joint in town…that’s some of the best anywhere.


April 18th, 2009
7:14 am

I wish Richt would transfer with him, he just might, just might be able to take them over the top. Plus, he and water girl wouldn’t have to go visit him on the weekends!


April 18th, 2009
8:50 am

If you are not interested in Coach Mark Richts or his son, then do not click on the story, is your life so meaningless that you have nothing better to do than make shallow remarks. In the future if you are not interested in a story do not click on it, and then comment about it, that just makes you look like a idiot. And Ceph, I wish you would quit commenting on Coach Mark Richt, and his wife. I guest we both no how those wishes will turn out.


April 18th, 2009
11:01 am

Good luck Jon. I hope all of your skills get a chance to shine. Mars Hill DOES play in a fairly tough conference, but I think you will make your team better. Pay these people no attention. Most of them have never been on a field, except to perform at halftime. Good luck JR.


April 18th, 2009
11:53 am

Who cares what cry babe Richt and his family do! I can’t wait until football season…..Georgia sucks…I wish they graduate them boys on the field instead of worrying about his stupid son…who is probably a scrub anyway………… GO TECH


April 18th, 2009
6:24 pm

What is the difference b/t Mars Hill and UGAY??? Nothing!

CJDAWG- where did u play? The tuba section!!!

Lil Q

April 18th, 2009
8:31 pm

If you don’t care, why waste your valuable time by clicking on the link and then taking even more time to type a comment????


April 19th, 2009
2:34 am

Lil Q,
it’s OK, this is what his social life consists of. This and flag boy at the half time shows…

Uga Pup

April 19th, 2009
8:42 am

First of all what has Coach Richt an any of his family members ever done to any of you ? More than likely nothing. If you read any of the articles regardig his son the new coach of Clemson told him it maybe a good idea if he looked for a new school. Did anyone realize that the person the article is about left a comment? Some of you might wont be a little nicer when leaving a comment. Further more why even look at somthin UGA related if you don’t like them? Y


April 19th, 2009
4:47 pm

Now we know why the AJC had to let 74 people go…

Who cares about Richt and Mars Hill?

son of a techman

April 20th, 2009
8:45 am

Why even open an article of this nature to comments? It just brings out all the pimply face teenage losers (Rob, SportsFan, Jawja, UGAY,ceph, YUCK UGA) who have accomplished nothing on an athletic field but are big “men” behind a keyboard.

You guys are nothing but punks. Grow up.

Mark Richt

April 21st, 2009
9:39 pm

Shut your mouth boy! You had it made in Clemson! Now I got to pay for second rate hillbilly school in North Carolina!


April 22nd, 2009
2:18 pm

The kid can’t play major colleg football and will never see the NFL. Why doesn’t He go to school to get an educatation and be a SA on the football team to learn the business of coaching. Try FSU of Miami where Daddy still has friends maybe. Hang up your jock and try to be like daddy and walk the sidelines.


April 22nd, 2009
8:07 pm


I really pity all of you people, posting needlessly negative comments about a topic that clearly doesn’t interest you, except in its ability to allow you to belittle and demean others.

All you supposed Tech fans make me glad that I chose UGA over GT. (Yes, I was accepted at both institutions; I just chose business over engineering.)

Clearly, you all have pathetic and empty lives if this is how you get your amusement. I hope kharma [b]keeps[/b] kicking your sorry asses.


April 23rd, 2009
9:18 am

shut up sea dawg

urban saben

April 23rd, 2009
2:56 pm

well billy you shut up
i hope that karma gets to billy’s heart for this pathetic
downing of SEA DOG.

chase mcginnis

September 7th, 2009
10:55 pm

mars hill has a good program.

Wow Just Wow

November 14th, 2009
8:30 am

What nasty meanness from a crowd of witchy drag queens. Hope what goes around comes around for you all.


September 17th, 2011
2:35 pm

I dont understand the need to bash people like that. He obviously is pretty good if it went to Clemson and as a former mars hill cheerleader who cheered for him, I know he’s good. Just because you dont like a team doesn’t mean you attack the coach’s family. It’s pretty pathetic.