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Two Sam Richardsons are better than one

By Chris Williams, CycloneFanatic.com Publisher

I still don’t believe it. This is incredible.

In 24 hours, Iowa State had two players named "Sam Richardson" commit to the football program.

This might be the oddest coincidence I have ever seen while covering sports for the past six years of my life.

Nonetheless, it happened and as the headlines states, two commits are better than one.

It is time to welcomeSam Richardson, the Florida quarterback, to Ames.

This Richardson, the quarterback, was well aware of the other Sam Richardson when he committed. Confused yet?

"Yeah, he’s a defensive back out of Texas," Richardson told the Orlando Sentinel, who first reported this story. "The coaches thought it was funny too."

Here’s a highlight video from Richardson’s junior season.

Richardson is the first quarterback to commit to Iowa State in the class of 2011. Let’s look ahead to the 2011 season for just a minute. Here is what the quarterback scholarship chart will look like.

Jr: Jerome Tiller

So: James Capello

Fr: Jared Barnett (assuming he redshirts in 2010)

Fr: Sam Richardson

The Cyclones seem set at this position for quite some time.

Richardson chose Iowa State over Wake Forest. He is Iowa State’s ninth known commitment in the 2010 class.