Anthony Richardson commits to the Florida Gators

The Florida Gators picked up big news on Saturday when Dan Mullen and his coaching staff received their quarterback for the Class of 2020.

Quarterback Anthony Richardson (6-3, 230, Gainesville, FL. Eastside) committed to the Gators on Saturday just a few months after Richardson left the Gators class.

“I will be committing to the University of Florida,” Richardson said

Despite Richardson opening his commitment earlier this spring, the quarterback says that the Gators never changed their message to him.

“The message has never changed, they’ve always known where my head was,” Richardson said on the message from Florida after he decomitted earlier this spring. “I didn’t specifically talk to them the day that I decomitted but I talked to them before I did it so they kept it honest with me and told me how things were going to be and kept it real with me.”

Two weeks ago Richardson visited Gainesville to watch Florida practice and the quarterback felt the welcoming feeling that the Gators have always offered him.

“I always get the same feeling from Florida, they always make me feel like I’m at home,” he said on the feeling he got from Florida on his visit. “They always make me feel like family, it’s always great being there.”

Now that Richardson has committed to the Gators, the quarterback feels like he’s a good fit for what Dan Mullen wants to run on offense.

“I’ve been watching Florida’s offense for awhile and I feel like I fit into it well,” he said on he thinks he fits into Florida’s offense. “They basically run the same type of offense that we run at my high school now so I feel like if I get there then I fit in perfectly.”

With Richardson’s commitment the Gators now have eight commitments in the Class of 2020 with half of the class being on the offensive side of the ball now.

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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.