Richardson excited to learn from Florida Gators staff

The Florida Gators had a few of their commits on campus on Saturday to watch the Gators beat Idaho on senior day in the Swamp.

2020 quarterback commit Anthony Richardson (6-4, 209, Gainesville, FL. Eastside) enjoyed watching the Gators offense bust out for 63 points.

“It was a good impression as always,” Richardson said of his visit to Florida on Saturday. “Just being here with people, having fun, hanging out with the coaches and the players. Especially seeing a big win like this, it’s always fun.”

Richardson has been a staple in the Swamp this year and he explained why visiting on Saturday was important to him.

“Just letting them know that I’m really committed,” Richardson said on what he wanted to get out of this visit to Florida. “And to show them that I’m here and I’m a hard commit and ready to be here.”

The 2020 quarterback commit believes he fits well into the offense that Dan Mullen has displayed this year.

“Watching Emory [Jones] play, I think my skill set is somewhat similar to his,” he said on how he thinks he fits into the Florida offense. “So watching him play and just see him succeeding in doing what he does, I think I have a chance to do what he’s doing.”

Richardson has watched Emory Jones develop over the last year and that has the commit excited to get on campus and learn from quarterbacks coach Brian Johnson.

“I’m excited to do the same thing that Emory is doing,” Richardson said on if the coaching staff’s progress with Emory makes him excited to join Florida and the coaching staff. “Come here and be a better passer because I already know that I can run. Just perfecting my mechanics and become a better player overall.”

Johnson spoke with Richardson on Saturday and gave a him a little message on something Florida wants the commit to do for the Gators.

“I talk to some of the coaches, I talked to Coach Johnson,” Richardson said on the coaches he talked to on Saturday. “He said he can’t wait to get me here and I have to do some recruiting to get some receivers here.”

Richardson admits that he needs to recruit more for the Gators and it’s something he plans to start doing.

“I’ve been trying but not as much as I should be,” he said on if he’s recruiting others to join him at Florida. “I want to start doing that.”

Over the last few months several schools including Penn State have offered Richardson and the Florida commits says he plans to see some other schools while being a solid commit to the Gators.

“I plan on taking visits for the heck of it,” Richardson said. “Just to travel, nothing set yet.”


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.