2014 Gator Recruit #1: QB Will Grier of Davidson Day High School, Davidson NC

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    Can we please not get into a 4 star or 5 star argument in this thread please. Top rated QB's like Tyler Harris and D.J. Gillins also threw for the staff they left without an offer. Grier is the kid they wanted. It is a long way to NSD for the class of 2014 the ratings will change.
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    I heard Grier is a duel threat QB - is that true?
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    Voice of reason
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    Yeah, he likes to go all "Andrew Jackson" on opposing defenses.
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    A top flight QB always attracts other top players..going to be fun to see who else jumps on board if he commits to the Gators.
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    Personally speaking, I'm not concerned with the stars that much. I was just trying to answer a question about how the talking/recruiting agencies dole out their rankings. :wave:
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    I'm confident he picks UF today. This kid looks like he can make all the throws AND tuck it and run if he needs to. He's got great accuracy and plenty of zip on the ball. Fits it in tight holes (that's what she said). He's a bit on the skinny side but he's also only a HS junior. I imagine he'll be closer to 6'3 or 6'4 and 200lbs by the time he's in college. The fact he is committing early and said he's ready to recruit for the school he picks will do wonders for the class (assuming he picks UF!).
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    He can run, but he is pass first type qb. I'm sure he will be used in some rollouts and qb reads but nothing like we are using JD now.
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    He's been favouriting various pro-Gator tweets (including one of my own) today so that has to be a good sign, right? Although (and I may be wrong - it's not always easy to find this out via twitter...) but did his LT Schuyler Coleman from HS just commit to UNC this week as a preferred walk-on? I might have misread but Grier was understandably complimentary about the guy...

    His twitter handle is @willg7533 for those who are interested. Hoping he's the next great Gator QB!
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    As long as he can make all the throws...... but can run out of a jam........ I'm happy with that. If the coaches like him so do I.
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    Here's one Twitter account I've been following.

    http://twitter.com/search?q=#UF&src=hash
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    From what I've read, I don't know if you would consider him a "dual threat QB," but not because he doesn't have the skills to be. I read IAP where the coaches were really surprised at well he scrambled. Also, on one of his highlight videos floating around you get a chance to see some of his runs and his athleticism and I would say he's downright capable, and maybe more of a threat with his legs than people give him credit for.
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    Some people knock him because he plays at a private school. That isn't a concern to me or most people that know football. He has all the skills that shows he can and will excel at the highest level. The thing here is he needs to add some weight. Kinda reminds me of Tyler Bray from Tenn when he first arrived in Knoxville.
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    Didn't he also have a good showing in a 7 on 7 type football camp?

    Tyler Bray was skinny as a rail - is that why Grier reminds you of him?
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    This year will make the fourth consecutive a season the national title was won with quarterback who didn't have a fifth star. Tebow was the last one. You don't need a five star quarterback to be successful. You need a guy with enough talent to run your system effectively and Grier, whether he gets that fifth star or not, fits the bill.
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    Just saw that...I hope it is true!
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    One of the reasons he wanted to commit early is to help the team recruit. It is great to have somebody that wants to be the face of the class.
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