On Thursday, the Florida Gators were once again out on the road and visiting a lot of underclassmen prospects.
Head coach Dan Mullen was in Jacksonville and he visited 2020 Alabama quarterback commit Carson Beck (6-3, 214, Jacksonville, FL. Mandarin) while in town.
“Coach Mullen came by, it was good,” Beck said of Florida visiting his school on Thursday. “Technically he can’t talk to me because I’m a junior but he talked to my coach. He said that they’re very interested in me and they want me to come visit them.”
Beck has talked about wanting to visit Gainesville this spring and he now has a visit set and he knows what he wants to accomplish while in town.
“I’m going up there on February 2nd, next Saturday,” he said on when he plans to visit Florida. “The plan is to sit down with Coach Mullen and Coach [Brian] Johnson and talk about the future, see what their plan is and the future between me and the Gators. Just kind of talk about their offense, the guys they have coming in. Just kind of talk it out.”
Quarterbacks coach Brian Johnson has been staying in touch with Beck despite his commitment to Alabama.
“I’ve been talking to him a few times a week,” Beck said on his talks with Brian Johnson. “He’s just checking up on me and seeing how I’m doing and that kind of stuff.”
Johnson has also explained to Beck just how good of a fit he is to Florida’s offense that Mullen runs.
“He said that I’m kind of the perfect quarterback for the scheme they run there,” he said on how Johnson tells him he will fit into Florida’s offense. “Obviously a little less running, since I’m not a true dual threat quarterback. But I can run when I have too but they said they have the athletes, the offensive line and the defense there but they need a quarterback.”
Beck is also aware that the Gators already have 2020 quarterback Anthony Richardson committed but the Alabama commit says that isn’t something he’s worried about.
“They already have a quarterback committed for 2020 that they’ve talked super highly about as well,” Beck said of Florida already having a 2020 quarterback. “I don’t see that as a negative thing, I feel like wherever I go, I’m going to go in and compete, I’m not going to back down from anyone.”
Next up for Beck is just a wait and see process as the 2020 quarterback wants to make sure of a final decision for his college choice.
“Right now, I’m not really sure, I’m just feeling it out,” he said on when he wants to make a final decision. “Definitely trying to figure that out when I go up there on the second. I’m just kind of feeling it out and seeing where it takes me.”