Gators insider reveals Colorado football QB de-commit's recruitment status with Florida

The helmet of Florida Gators wide receiver Ja'Quavion Fraziars (0) before the game against the
The helmet of Florida Gators wide receiver Ja'Quavion Fraziars (0) before the game against the / Matt Pendleton / USA TODAY NETWORK

Gators recruiting insider Keith Niebuhr revealed that Colorado football quarterback de-commit Antwann Hill Jr. is in a group of "three or four top guys" that Billy Napier's Florida staff is looking at during the February 9 edition of "The Inside Scoop."

Hill told Niebuhr that Florida feels like home; shouting out specifically the Gators' coaching staff's development of freshman quarterbacks.

“They most definitely made me feel like I was at home," Hill said (h/t On3). "Just seeing DJ Lagway working out, and how they treated him — seeing how they’re bringing in freshmen quarterbacks early and how they’re developing him and getting him ready for the SEC made me feel good.”

Niebuhr feels Hill will be a long-term project, though.

“We think if Florida put the foot on the gas with Antwann Hill, we think they have a real shot,” Niebuhr said. “We know Georgia Tech’s highly involved, he’s a former Colorado commit, we know that Texas A&M is involved, Georgia visited his school recently. He’s an outstanding prospect, but again, I think he’s more of a long-term projection.”

Antwann Hill Jr. says he was given promise of keys to Colorado football when Shedeur Sanders leaves

If Hill wanted to play right away as a freshman, the opportunity would've been there in Boulder once Shedeur Sanders declares for the NFL draft. He confirmed as much himself back after his initial Colorado commitment.

“What led me there is, first, their communication,” Hill said (h/t On3). “They always communicated with me since the time 12:00 am hit that morning on Aug 1st. To sum it up I can tell they really care about me and want me to take over the program when Shedeur leaves. So whenever coach Prime said that, I knew he was being 100% honest with me and I knew I would be a fool not take this opportunity that coach Prime had provided me with.”

Perhaps what he was focused on was the development aspect, of which Anthony Richardson is certainly effective recruiting advertising for Florida. Graham Mertz too, just to a much less significant degree.