Grier likes what he’s seen of UF’s offense

Although it’s only midseason, Will Grier has put up the kind of statistics that most quarterbacks would love to have for an entire year. The prize commitment in Florida’s recruiting class of 2014, the  Davidson (N.C.) Country Day quarterback says “the sky is the limit” with half a season to go.

Davidson Country Day is 5-0 on the year and Grier is putting up Star Wars numbers: 519 rushing yards and five touchdowns; 1,818 passing yards and 31 touchdowns.

Grieg says that’s only going to get better.

“It’s a good year we are just focused on winning a state championship,” Grier said. “We just keep getting better every week. The sky’s the limit.”

Grier (6-2, 177) was a visitor this past Saturday when the Gators knocked off  Tennessee 31-7, in their first SEC game of the season.

“It was great down there,” Grier said. “I just love being down there it’s a great atmosphere. I was down there for the LSU game last year so that was big game but I think a great atmosphere is what they have down there the town loves football and it’s a big deal so I think every week it’s like that.”

Although a lot of Florida fans have been vocal about UF offensive coordinator Brent Pease’s playcalling, Grier likes what he’s been seeing.

“I’ve been impressed by the offense even though people have been doubting them,” Grier said. “I’ve been impressed by a couple of things. But to start it off we are winning games I know we lost to Miami and turned the ball over but we beat Tennessee and that’s what it comes down to is winning games.”

Something else that has caught Grier’s attention is the young playmakers at the receiver position and running back positions.

“They’re trying to work the throwing game in we have a lot of young weapons coming up,” Grier said. “I think they will continue to develop and we will be good in the near future at the skill positions.”

With the stats he has put up in high school, you would think Grier is coming to Gainesville expecting to start from day one, but he says that doesn’t matter to him and that he would be okay taking a redshirt his first year.

“There is no set plan right now my mindset going in is that I’m going to do whatever the team needs me to do,” Grier said. “If that’s redshirting that would be great because I can learn the playbook and get situated with class. If he needs me to be a backup that’s good to whatever he needs me to do. (Tyler) Murphy stepped in did well and I hope he continues to do well so next year we will see. Like I said I’m ready to do whatever.”

Not only is Grier putting up the numbers on the field, he’s also networking with other UF recruits and dabbling in recruiting as well.

“I’m close to the guys we have committed because I want to continue to build relations with those guys like Ermon (Lane) and Dalvin (Cook),” Grief said. “We have a lot of big name guys already in the class. I want those guys to help me recruit so that it’s not just me but it’s a team or group effort. Duke Dawson is up at the game recruiting everyone with his mom. At the game I was talking to Lorenzo Carter and anyone else that the coaches wanted me to talk too. I talked to Deandre Goolsby some and I think we have a good chance with him.”

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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, 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.