Richardson breaks down Florida Gators visit after picking up a UF offer

Dan Mullen and the Florida Gators hosted the Great Gator cookout event on Saturday and during the event they hosted a local 2020 quarterback on campus.

2020 quarterback Anthony Richardson (6-4, 207, Gainesville, FL. Eastside) was on campus and enjoyed talking with the coaching staff.

“It was good, I talked to some of the coaches, it was pretty fun,” Richardson said of the visit to Florida on Saturday. “Probably the relationships that I’m building with most of the people here made me feel really good [on what stood out].”

Just last week, the Gators offered Richardson a scholarship after quarterbacks coach Brian Johnson visited him and that sent up for a crazy next few days.

“It has been crazy, a lot of text messages,” he said of what the last few days have been like since receiving the offer. “Phone calls from a lot of different people. Just been crazy.”

Offensive line coach John Hevesy has been the guy who has kept in touch with Richardson the most since he’s the recruiter for his area.

“Coach Hevesy,” Richardson said on who his main recruiter is from Florida. “He’s a cool guy and I like him. He’s straight to the point and direct with everything. I like when people are straight with me.”

Hevesy and Johnson had the chance to speak with Richardson on Saturday and had a short and simple message for him.

“They were telling me that they really like me and really want me to come here,” he said of the message from Florida. “I’ve been thinking about it.”

Despite the message from the coaches, the event was more of a laid visit according to Richardson.

“I just had fun and talked to the coaches,” he said on what all he did during the visit. “Talked to the player just hung out.”

One thing that Richardson has noticed after speaking with the players and coaches is that the offense that Mullen runs at Florida fits the quarterback’s skill set well.

“It’s pretty convenient because at my high school we kind of run the same thing,” he said on if the offense fits him. “So I’m kind of used to the offense they’re running now.”


INSIDERS TAKE: Richardson is in no rush to make a decision and he says he plans to take a lot of visits this summer for camps in order to get his name out there more.

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, 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.