Florida’s highly ranked 2020 class took a significant hit Tuesday night with the de-commitment from Eastside High quarterback Anthony Richardson.
Richardson’s decision comes just three days after the 6-foot-4 signal caller camped with the Gators for Junior Day, yet it doesn’t come without reason. The Gators appear to be in pursuit of Mandarin High quarterback Carson Beck, who backed off a pledge to Alabama just 24 hours ago.
— Anthony Richardson (@GVOaant) February 6, 2019
“Thank you to the University of Florida for giving me an opportunity to extend my academic and athletic career,” Richardson posted on his Twitter account, “but after a lot of thinking I will be de-committing from the University of Florida and opening my recruitment process back up. The University of Florida is still in consideration but I’m going to let God take over everything and let him land me in the right spot. Respect my decision!”
With Richardson’s de-commitment, the Gators have seven commits in the 2020 class.