Quarterback Anthony Richardson, a 6-foot-4 rising junior quarterback prospect from Eastside High, verbally committed to stay in Gainesville and play at UF, he wrote on his Twitter account Saturday.
— Anthony Richardson (@GVOaant) July 28, 2018
“After talking to my family, friends, and coaches I’ve decided to make a decision that I think is the best for me,” Richardson wrote. “With that being said, I would like to say that I will be verbally committing to the University of Florida!”
Richardson caught up with the Gainesville Sun on Friday before attending Friday Night Lights, where he revealed he had yet to figure out a leader when it came to his recruitment. But he said the Gators “talk to me as much as any program”. The rising junior prospect had an opportunity to take in quarterback camps at Clemson, Miami (Fl.) and Louisville this summer, where he gained a complete assessment of his game and progression.
“They were saying just keep throwing how I’m throwing, but just use my legs more,” Richardson said. “Just stay compact while I throw and just keep working.”
Richardson, rated the nation’s No. 9 dual-threat quarterback by 247Sports, is the third verbal commitment to UF’s 2020 class.