Florida’s 2020 class once again has its signal caller.
After much speculation regarding where the 6-foot-4, 230-pounder would land after backing off a prior pledge to UF, Eastside High’s Anthony Richardson, the No. 12-ranked dual-threat quarterback in the 247Sports composite, announced his decision Saturday to rejoin the Gators.
— Anthony Richardson (@GVOaant) April 6, 2019
Richardson, a Miami native who later relocated to Gainesville, opted to de-commit from UF on Feb. 5 after much thought regarding his recruitment throughout Florida’s 2018 season. It likely didn’t help the matter when UF continued evaluating other quarterback prospects, namely highly touted Mandarin High quarterback Carson Beck, who eventually pledged to Georgia.
Ultimately, however, Beck’s recruitment didn’t alter Florida’s pursuit of Richardson, as quarterback coach Brian Johnson continued heavily recruiting the Eastside quarterback throughout the spring.
With Richardson’s return, Florida has received eight verbal commitments in the 2020 class.