2014 QB pledge Grier picks up several awards

2014 Davidson Day (N.C.) School quarterback Will Grier has had a spotlight on him since his record-breaking night where he threw for 837 yards and 10 touchdowns in a playoff game.

That spotlight grew even on more on Monday as the 6-foot-3, 190-pound Florida commitment was named the Max Preps Small Schools National Player of the Year.

This isn’t the first award for the record-setting Grier as he was also named the North Carolina Gatorade Player of the Year and was also named a first team All-American by Max Preps for all schools earlier this month.

The Charlotte Observer also named him to the North Carolina Associated Press all-state team that voted on by other in-state media members.

“I am blessed to receive these honors,” Grier said. “I couldn’t do it without my teammates and coaches and these awards motivate me to work harder and improve as much as possible.”

If all of those awards aren’t enough, Grier was also the first quarterback invited to the U.S. Army All-American game without even competing in the U.S Army combine.

Grier also picked up an invitation to the Under Armour All-America Game on Monday but he is likely to play in the U.S. Army game in San Antonio, Texas next January.

During his junior year, Grier completed 78 percent of his 414 passes for 5,785 yards, including 69 touchdowns and just six interceptions.

He can also use his legs as he had 813 yards rushing on just 92 rushing attempts, including eight more touchdowns on the ground.

Grier’s 5,785 yards passing led the nation during Davidson Day’s run to the North Carolina Independent School 2A championship.

Following his junior season, Grier committed to Florida over Tennessee and North Carolina.

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Andrew Spivey
Andrew always knew he wanted to be involved with sports in some capacity. He began by coaching high school football for six years before deciding to pursue a career in journalism. While coaching, he was a part of two state semifinal teams in the state of Alabama. Given his past coaching experience, he figured covering recruiting would be a perfect fit. He began his career as an intern for Rivals.com, covering University of Florida football recruiting. After interning with Rivals for six months, he joined the Gator Country family as a recruiting analyst. Andrew enjoys spending his free time on the golf course and watching his beloved Atlanta Braves. Follow him on Twitter at @AndrewSpiveyGC.