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Florida QB recruit named Parade Player of the Year

Will Grier AP

If recruiting honors and accolades mean anything, Florida doesn’t have long to wait until its quarterback woes are solved.

Parade Magazine has named Gators quarterback recruit Will Grier — how has already enrolled in school in Gainesville — as its Player of the Year.

Grier’s senior season stats at Davidson High in Davidson, NC., were downright gaudy. He threw for 4,989 yards and 77 touchdowns with 11 interceptions while completing 70 percent of his passes. It capped a remarkable career in which he threw for 195 touchdowns and over 14,000 yards while leading his team to three-straight state titles.

The 6-foot-3, 190-pounder was humbled by the honor.

“It’s crazy and such an honor to see some of the names from past teams,” he says.  “I’ll look back in 25 years and say, ‘How amazing.’ It’s a cool fraternity to be a part of.”

Can Grier win the Gators starting job as a freshman?  He’ll have to beat out Jeff Driskel, who will be coming off a leg injury, but there’s certainly a chance given that he’s in for the spring.

If he comes anywhere close to living up to his hype, Florida’s offense will be in good hands for the foreseeable future.

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11 Responses to “Florida QB recruit named Parade Player of the Year”
  1. blacknole08 says: Feb 2, 2014 1:25 PM

    As a Nole fan, and watching him the the US Army Game, this kid is nothing special. He looks to be a one-read then run type of QB.

  2. chinahand11 says: Feb 2, 2014 1:44 PM

    I have never been impressed with Driskel. Good luck, kid.

  3. floridascuba1 says: Feb 2, 2014 1:46 PM

    Try finding an OC first.

  4. oct1868 says: Feb 2, 2014 2:52 PM

    He would be a better bet than Driskel!

  5. realfootballfan says: Feb 2, 2014 5:20 PM

    After Muschamp gets fired next fall, that should put him on track to have a good college career, lol. He’s lucky he will probably get a redshirt this upcoming year.

  6. nawlinsmitty says: Feb 2, 2014 10:00 PM

    Leonard Fournette is better.

  7. sillec28 says: Feb 2, 2014 10:08 PM

    As a Gator fan I’d be much more excited about this if John Brantley hadn’t also been a Parade Player of the Year (or something similar).

  8. tnmnjax1 says: Feb 2, 2014 10:46 PM

    Blackhole nole or what ever your name is as a gator fan it doesn’t really matter what u think your opinion is worthless. All of a sudden you are an expert or something why don’t u go troll on another website

  9. 8to80texansblog says: Feb 3, 2014 3:42 PM

    Those are some gaudy numbers… and that list of previous players on the Parade list…. pretty rarified air.

    Glad we don’t play the Gators for a while….

  10. mikesuggs3974 says: Feb 11, 2014 10:37 AM

    Just hope he has leader skills among all these other skills

  11. kansacity88 says: Sep 27, 2014 4:22 PM

    Hope they put him in an offense that suits him! I’d hate to see him wasted on poor play calling!

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