It’s never too early to look into the future when it comes to recruiting. Despite being in the middle of the 2019 recruiting cycle, programs are already adding commitments for 2020.
This includes the Florida Gators, who at the end of July picked up a commitment from three-star quarterback Anthony Richardson.
“Just talking with all the coaches, getting to know them and getting a feel for everything,” Richardson told GN regarding what played into his decision to commit to Florida. “It just felt like home and it made me think that this is where I want to be in the future.”
Another big factor for Richardson was his relationship with Florida head coach Dan Mullen.
“Our relationship is good, it’s building and getting stronger,” Richardson said. “He’s a really cool and funny guy. He’s cool to be around and he will joke with you, but he will also tell you how everything is.”
Richardson, (6-foot-3, 213 pounds) from Gainesville (FL) Eastside, had offers from Boston College, Louisville, Virginia Tech and others before committing to Florida.
When asked what type of quarterback he is, Richardson didn’t hesitate.
“I would consider myself as a duel-threat because I can pass and I can run,” he said. “So, that’s what I would consider myself.
“I can move, I can pass, I can really do anything the coaches need me to do. I need to work on speaking up and being more of a vocal leader. I can do it, but I need to speak up more. That’s just the type of person that I am.”
Richardson says it was during the Friday Night Lights camp in Gainesville that he began to feel at home with the University of Florida and the Swamp.
“I thought about that when I was there for Friday Night Lights,” Richardson said. “When I was throwing the ball to the receivers, I was just looking around and just enjoying everything. That’s when I got that feel of home.”
As for Richardson’s thoughts on the Gators coming into the 2018 season?
“I’m very excited and ready to see how the game plan is and how the offense works,” he said.
With Richardson’s commitment, Florida now has four commitments for their 2020 class.
Richardson joins four-star athlete Keyvone Lee (Clearwater, FL), four-star defensive end Kedrick Bingley-Jones (Charlotte, NC), and three-star defensive end Josh Griffis (Bradenton, FL) as the current members of the Florida 2020 recruiting class.
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