Will Grier to Florida: Gators Land 2014 QB Recruit

Tyler ConwayFeatured ColumnistDecember 19, 2012

Photo Credit: 247Sports.com
Photo Credit: 247Sports.com

While Class of 2013 members are still vacillating in terms of where they will be playing football next fall, Class of 2014 star Will Grier is having no such trouble.

In what will undoubtedly become a trend among high-profile recruits, the young quarterback announced that he will attend the University of Florida on his Twitter feed:

I am committed to the university of Florida!! If you ain't a gator your gator bait!! #Gators #chompchomp #SWAMPLIFE

— Will G (@willg7533) December 19, 2012

After the announcement, Grier let Gator nation know that he "bleeds blue and orange":

Chomp Chomp twitter.com/willg7533/stat…

— Will G (@willg7533) December 19, 2012

Still a junior, the star quarterback first came into national prominence with a record-setting performance back in November. Playing for Davidson Day School in North Carolina, Grier threw for a national high-school record 10 touchdowns and 837 yards as his team defeated Harrells Christian Academy, 104-80, in a game that made the Big 12 seem like a defensive conference.

Even though that was the first time most casual fans had heard of Grier, he had long been on the national radar. Considered a 4-star recruit by 247Sports, Grier is also ranked third among pro-style quarterbacks and is the third-best player in North Carolina.

An accurate passer, Grier obviously has plenty of experience stepping back in the pocket and making strong reads. In his record-setting game, Grier went an impressive 35-of-42 passing, a figure which should give Florida fans plenty of comfort going forward. 

Listed at 6'3", Grier also has the ideal height, but he will need to pack some weight onto his 180-pound frame before taking SEC-level hits. Nevertheless, there are nearly two years remaining until he comes to Gainesville, so Grier will have plenty of time to develop. 

With the recruiting process just getting started, it seems like Will Muschamp has landed a player who could join the long lineage of great Gators quarterbacks.