2014 QB Grier Excited About Florida Offer

Davidson (NC) 2014 quarterback Will Grier had a successful day on the campus of the University of Florida. The talented quarterback earned an offer by impressing the Gator coaches with his throwing and mechanics. Grier enjoyed his time in Gainesville and is looking forward to the multiple other visits he will take this summer.

"Florida is a school that I have been interested in for a while and I've always wanted to go down and see it. It was awesome to finally get down there and see the campus and meet Coach Will Muschamp. Getting to meet all of the players and see all of the facilities and stuff was awesome," Will Grier said.

The 6-foot-3, 185-pound quarterback had a stellar performance in the Swamp.

"They said that I threw really well. They didn't have to fix any of my mechanics and I had all of the right fundamentals and everything so they just want to focus more on getting me there and watching film," he said.

According to Grier, talking to Florida's offensive coordinator, Brent Pease, was very enlightening.

"I talked to Coach Pease for a while and went over some film. Obviously, he's been with the offense at Boise State and threw the ball a whole lot with Kellen Moore. He obviously knows what he is talking about and has had success with it so it was good talking with him," he said.

"What he did at Boise State is very similar to what I do. The plays were almost identical. It was just different language so it would be a pretty easy transition," he added.

Even though he plays in a pro-style offense, Grier thinks that he is more than just a typical pro style quarterback.

"I'm pretty athletic and I can run, but I'm a pro-style quarterback. I'm in a pro-style offense and I can throw the ball so in college my plan is to be in a pro-style offense. If the play breaks down I can make something happen with my feet," he said

Later on, Grier was informed that the coaches would like him to be a Gator.

"It's my first SEC offer. It's a pretty big deal to me and my family. It's big time football and a big time college program and it's just really exciting that all of the work I have done for most of my life is paying off," he said.

According to the young passer, the trip was very enjoyable.

"I think throwing for the coaches in the Swamp was pretty cool. I mean it's not an everyday thing. The whole trip was really a highlight," he admitted.

Grier is not done taking college trips this summer. In fact, he will take advantage of his time off from school by visiting numerous schools.

"I've been to North Carolina, Duke, Wake Forest and East Carolina. I'm going to Clemson on Sunday and then I'm going to Tennessee, Virginia, South Carolina, and NC State before summer is over," he said.

Although it is still early, Grier has four schools that are standing out.

"The four schools that have offered [Florida, East Carolina, Wake Forest, and North Carolina] me are my top four. As of right now, I guess, that is who likes me the most and likes me enough to offer me so that is my top four as of right now," he confessed.

According to Grier, his family has a connection to Georgia head coach Mark Richt.

"My dad played for Mark Richt at ECU way back in the day, so I guess there is sort of a connection there. I went to camp at UGA my rising freshman and rising sophomore year. I don't think I will get a chance to get down there this year, but since I have already been down there, I'm trying to see some other schools," he said.

"I don't really think the connection will influence my decision. I mean, it might in the long run, you never know, but I'm making my decision off of four things- academics, relationships, athletics and then the college life or college experience. I have to live there for four years so it's not all about football," he added.

For Grier, committing early is an enticing option.

"Preferably, I'd want to commit to a school early and work to recruit other players. When I commit to a program, I'm committed and I want to make my program, my team, better. That's just the way I've always been," Grier said. "So preferably I'd like to commit early, but I don't know how early. Everything has to work out and those four things all have to work. If that happens in the next couple of months or next couple of years, I mean, I'm waiting until it all clicks. I won't make it all hyped up and do the whole hats on the table thing. When it works, it works and that is when I'll commit."

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