Coaches can only do so much on the recruiting trail and that becomes especially true during the football season. This year Will Muschamp is relying on his quarterback commit to help him on the recruiting circuit and so far it looks like Davidson Day’s Will Grier is doing a good job.
Gator Country sat down with Grier for a question and answer on some key questions surrounding the recruiting class as well as the Gators performance on the field.
ANDREW SPIVEY: What were you thoughts of how the offense and the team in general played against South Carolina last week?
WILL GRIER: “All of the injuries we had to deal with heading into the South Carolina game was very tough. The defense played really well and to be able the run ball for that many yards impressed me. Kelvin Taylor impressed me a lot to and the play calling on offense was good. We fought hard.”
AS: How much does it show recruits that players are still fighting to win games and standing behind the coaches?
WG: ”No doubt. We battled and we fought all year. I love the coaches. I love Coach (Will) Muschamp his passion for the game excites me. He is a heck of a coach. I’m excited to go to war for those coaches. Coach Muschamp is an inspiration to me. He’s a passionate man and I can’t wait to play for a guy like coach Muschamp.”
AS: What’s your take on this recruiting class and who are you recruiting?
WG: “I’m trying to keep all of the guys we got in the class already as well as get some new guys in. I talk to Ermon Lane and Quincy (Wilson) the most. I like Lane and I want to keep him because he’s a talented guy and a big receiver. We’ve got a lot of guys in the class and a lot of good players in the class already and I’m reaching out to guys like Eric Lauderdale the JUCO receiver. I’m just putting out the message and trying to get them on board at Florida.”
AS: What’s your message to prospects that you’re trying to recruit to Florida?
WG: “The guys we got understand the adversity we are going through and understand that Florida has a great program and that we have a lot of young guys on the team and we are going to be good in the future. I’m just trying to reassure them of that and get them fired up about Florida.”
AS: What are your thoughts on the big pickup of tight end Deandre Goolsby?
WG: He’s a very talented big frame kid that I’m excited about. I love throwing to tight ends because they have sure hands. I’m looking forward to throwing to him in the future.”
ASL Have you talked to Dalvin Cook lately?
WG: “I’ve tried to reach out to him as much as I can. He doesn’t have a twitter but I text him and I spoke with him a lot at the opening. He seems very promising with the Gators and he’s a very talented back and I would love to have him.”
AS: You’re going to the FSU game how much recruiting will you be doing?
WG: “I’m definitely going to recruit at that game a lot. I’m talking to guys now about coming to that game. It’s going to be a good atmosphere and a good game to watch. I’m going to do as much recruiting as I can because a lot of big time recruits are going to be there.”