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Virginia QB Strauss transferring to Richmond

Quarterback Michael Strauss will become enrolled at the University of Richmond on Monday after transferring from Virginia, Spiders head football coach Danny Rocco announced Sunday.

Strauss will have three years of eligibility remaining. He spent the last two years with former Richmond coach Mike London at Virginia. The Key Biscayne, Fla., native redshirted for the Cavaliers in 2010 and did not see action as a redshirt freshman in 2011.

"Michael was in a quarterback battle at the University of Virginia before deciding to transfer at the end of the semester," Rocco said. "This addition will offer us another option at the quarterback position heading into spring football. The competition will benefit all the quarterbacks in our program and I am excited to evaluate their progress."

The 6-foot-2, 204-pound Strauss was a highly touted quarterback out of Gulliver Prep in the Miami area. He was ranked the country's No. 42 quarterback by Rivals.com and the No. 74 quarterback by ESPN.com in 2009.