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.