Richardson felt at home with the Florida Gators at camp

This weekend was a busy weekend on the Florida Gators campus as the coaching staff hosted several visitors and also held several different camps.

2020 quarterback Anthony Richardson (6-4, 207, Gainesville, FL. Eastside) camped with the Gators on Saturday and liked the environment on campus.

“It went pretty well, I felt at home when I was there,” Richardson said of his visit to Florida on Sunday. “I camped, talked to the coaches, toured the school and tried on the uniforms.”

Head coach Dan Mullen wasn’t on campus on Sunday but quarterbacks coach Brian Johnson spoke with Richardson after the camp.

“I talked to Coach Johnson,” he said of the coach he spoke with. “He told me to come back out on Wednesday because that’s when Coach [Dan] Mullen will be back in town and I could spend some time and talk with him.”

Johnson spoke with Richardson about how the quarterback would fit into the offense at Florida some but the quarterback hopes to learn more this week.

“He’s talked to me a little bit about how I would fit in,” Richardson said of Johnson talking to him about the Florida offense. “We haven’t really sat down and talked much about it but hopefully we will this upcoming Wednesday.”

In May after watching the quarterback in spring practice, the Gators offered Richardson a scholarship.

“Coach Johnson offered me last month,” he said on the coach who offered him in May. “When he did offer me, he told me he liked the way I handled things and worked as a quarterback.”

This was the first big offer for Richardson and the offer itself was a special one to the Gainesville native.

“It means a lot to me,” Richardson said on what the offer means to him. “It’s a big school helping me get my name out and giving me the opportunity to play on the next level.”

Despite the early offer from Florida, Richardson is trying to take his recruiting process slow.

“No, not really,” he said on if any schools are standing out. “Just keeping my eyes open for the best school and opportunity.”

 

INSIDERS TAKE: Richardson just finished a long college tour that included visits to Florida State, Clemson among others. The Gators are a team to watch with the 2020 quarterback.

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Andrew Spivey
Andrew always knew he wanted to be involved with sports in some capacity. He began by coaching high school football for six years before deciding to pursue a career in journalism. While coaching, he was a part of two state semifinal teams in the state of Alabama. Given his past coaching experience, he figured covering recruiting would be a perfect fit. He began his career as an intern for Rivals.com, covering University of Florida football recruiting. After interning with Rivals for six months, he joined the Gator Country family as a recruiting analyst. Andrew enjoys spending his free time on the golf course and watching his beloved Atlanta Braves. Follow him on Twitter at @AndrewSpiveyGC.