OT Denzel Ward and our QB commit Will Grier had some very positive back and forths on Twitter recently. He decommitted from Michigan in January and said he was taking his time with the recruitment.
He's tweeted recently that he loves the warm Florida January nights as he's moved to IMG and Coach Muschamp met with him recently.
The back and forth with Grier was interesting - if Washington was 'The Man' this year for recruiting, I can't help but feel we need it to be Will Grier next year. Make of this what you will:
Denzel Ward: @willg7533 how you doing bro?
Will G: @DW75_ good bro. working out and school! how bout yourself?
Denzel Ward: @willg7533 i moved down to Florida to this school called IMG, it's like 2 hours from G'Ville.
Will G: @DW75_ whaattt that's wassup bro!!!
Denzel Ward: @willg7533 yeah bro it's sick we go to school from 7:30 to 12 and workout the rest of the day, it's amazing down here
Will G: @DW75_ dude that's the life. that's wassup. get ready to play in the best conference in college ball with ya boy!! #Gators
(which was retweeted by DW and favourited by Jordan Sherit!)
Denzel Ward: @willg7533 you trying to be the first Heisman-Outland trophy winner tandem bro? lol
Will G: @DW75_ haha no doubt!
Ward is a monster at 6'9'', 285lbs already. a 4 Star OT. I read (pinch of salt?!) that he might be visiting imminently to see the Hoops game on Tuesday but I don't know how legit it is - it alleges to quote him directly
I'm looking to see the Florida fans go crazy at the game. Hopefully they give me some Chomps when I'm there. I have a feel for the staff already, which is definitely positive. I also plan on visiting some schools in the midwest in the summer when I go back for summer break.
...It is a real learning process, but I've learned that college football is a business above all else and I can't make decisions based on emotions anymore. I'm just looking at all the positives and the negatives at every school, and will weigh them all after my senior season is over. I've also learned not to get caught up in a fan base.