Richardson hopeful to practice with the Florida Gators soon

Last weekend several official visitors visited the Florida Gators including many of the 2020 commits.

Quarterback commit Anthony Richardson (6-4, 224, Gainesville, FL. Eastside) made the short trip to campus and enjoyed his visit to Florida.

“The visit was great,” Richardson said of his visit to Florida. “I had a lot of fun with my future family. I met with some professors, learned more about the program and for the most part I spent time with the coaches and the players.”

Richardson was hosted by another quarterback while on campus and they explained to the commit why early enrolling early in school is good.

“Emory [Jones] was my host,” he said. “He told me that’s good that I’m coming in early because I’ll be able to get reps and learn things quicker instead of coming later and being late on learning.”

Quarterbacks coach Brian Johnson also explained to Richardson how the first few months of being on campus will go for the quarterback.

“Coach Johnson says he’s ready for me to get there so he can teach me everything,” Richardson said of the message from Johnson. “He didn’t necessarily discuss playing time but he said I’ll be able to get in and learn a lot from Kyle [Trask] and Emory.”

Head coach Dan Mullen also explained to Richardson that being a quarterback at Florida comes with a lot of pressure but trusting in the coaching staff is big.

“Coach Mullen said come in and trust the development,” he said of his talk with Mullen. “He said don’t go against it because he knows that my time will come and that I should continue to trust the process because there’s a lot that comes with being a quarterback at the University of Florida.”

Next up for Richardson will be final exams in high school and then the quarterback plans to get to campus shortly afterwards.

“Hopefully if I can officially be done with high school by Florida, I’ll be able to get there early for some bowl practices this week,” Richardson said on when he will enroll at Florida. “If not then I’ll be there January 6th officially.”

If Richardson does indeed get to enroll early for bowl practices, the quarterback says it will be big for him because he hasn’t played the game in a little over two months now.

“It would be special for me to be able to get up there early,” he said. “I’ll finally be able to get back in the groove of football because I wasn’t able to finish off my senior year so it’ll be special.”

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.