Gainesville native Anthony Richardson has verbally committed to the Florida Gators for the 2020 season. This dual threat quarterback out of Eastside High School committed to the Gators after attending the Friday Night Lights camp held in the Swamp on Friday.
He made the announcement on Twitter on Saturday after the event.
Richardson is a 3-star dual-threat quarterback who had 10 passing touchdowns and 13 rushing touchdowns in his sophomore season at Eastside.
Richardson chose to stay local over offers from Louisville, Virginia Tech and several other schools.
The decision to bring on this dual quarterback is perfect for Dan Mullen’s plan for this offense. Richardson will be playing with Emory Jones and Jalon Jones. Emory Jones will make his debut in the orange and blue this fall, and Jalon Jones will be joining the squad in 2019. Having them to watch on the field will hopefully help Richardson understand Mullen’s scheme for a dual-threat quarterback on this team.
Things are definitely changing in Gainesville with Mullen behind the wheel. It’s quite obvious at this point that the quarterback and the offense are his main focuses. That means securing quarterbacks and other star offensive players early on is key for this team. In the past few years, the offense has almost felt like an afterthought and has not been up to the Gator standard. Richardson’s commitment means Mullen is changing that.
With a brand new offensive line, new receivers like Jacob Copeland to catch the ball and three dual-threat quarterbacks, Florida’s offense has the potential to be unstoppable. The commitment Mullen has placed on recruiting offensive players is a fresh breath of air which should push the team to great heights.