School: Davidson Day
Hometown: Davidson, North Carolina
Rivals Ranking: 4-star
Recruited by: D.J. Durkin
Notable: Grier committed to Florida back in December of 2012 and is enrolled early at Florida this January.
Grier’s high school accolades are astounding. He was named Mr. Football by the USAToday and the Parade Player of the Year after throwing for 195 touchdowns (77 as a senior) and 14,559 passing yards during his career. Grier’s career highlights include a game where he set the national single game record for most passing yards in a game with 837 yards during his junior season. He threw for 10 touchdowns in the game.
Grier is the next guy up at Florida. It is presumed that Jeff Driskel will be the starting quarterback at the University of Florida in 2014 but Grier is next in line. If Driskel were to go down with an injury the freshman would be tasked with taking over and leading the Gators and he is the future of Florida football.
Quotable: Andrew Spivey caught up with Will Grier following Florida’s loss to South Carolina and asked the quarterback what his message was to the rest of the recruiting class and how he was helping to keep the class together during a difficult season.
“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.”