Florida State OL Daughtry Richardson Transfers to FAU Football
6-5, 316 lbs
The trenches continue to get bigger and stronger for the Florida Atlantic football team, gaining the commitment of Florida State's Daughtry Richardson to the program. This provides more strength to the offensive line when he makes his way to Boca Raton next year.
Making his announcement on Sunday afternoon, Richardson leaves the Seminoles after two seasons, appearing in three games. He joined them in 2022 after finishing his astounding high school career at Miami Central.
He helped lead Miami Central to the 5A state championship game, blocking for a Rocketsí offense that averaged 41.2 points per game in 2021. He played at Miami Edison for his junior season as the Red Raiders averaged 31.3 points per game and advanced to the regional final round of 3A state playoffs. Originally from Tallahassee, he attended Godby High School his first two years and helped the Cougars advance to the regional final round of 5A state playoffs during his sophomore season.
Rated as a three-star lineman with an 86 score by 247Sports, he was ranked the 74th-best player at his position and 95th in the state of Florida. He was also rated as a four-star prospect, the 32nd-best offensive tackle nationally and 39th-best overall prospect in Florida by ESPN. He had solid Power Five offers from Florida, Miami, Oregon, Missouri, and Kentucky among others before committing to FSU in 2021.
Richardson is now the 24th member of FAU's expanding 2024 class. Entering the portal on December 5th, he chose the Owls over West Virginia and Akron among others.
He also becomes the fourth player to be joining the Owls' offensive line in the 2024 season, joining the likes of Mauricio Hinds from Clearwater, Keon Rohe from Germany, Ethan Proffitt from Jacksonville, and Braden Cunningham from Orange Park.
His highlights from his junior year can be seen below: