Grier to Quarterback the East

For more than 13 years, the U.S. Army All-American Bowl has been the nation's premier high school football game, serving as the preeminent launching pad for America's future college and NFL stars.

Adrian Peterson and Andrew Luck made their national debuts as U.S. Army All-Americans.

Now,Will Grier of Davidson Day High School in Davidson, NC, has been selected to play in the 2014 U.S. Army All-American Bowl, joining an elite group of All-Americans. Those selected will play in the game on Saturday, January 4, 2014, at the Alamodome in San Antonio, Texas.

The annual East vs. West match-up will be televised live on NBC at 1:00 p.m. EST and will feature the nation's top 90 high school football players.

"Grier is a talented athlete whose leadership and teamwork qualities have made him a standout at Davidson Day High School," said Mark Davis, deputy assistant Secretary of the Army for Marketing.

"Only the strongest wear the Army colors and we are proud to welcome all of the U.S. Army All-American Bowl players and commend each of them on their selection."

Grier, a 6-foot-3, 185-pounder is rated as a four-star, the No. 3 quarterback nationally.

Scout Eval - Grier is a player that is well educated. His father is his coach and he also played quarterback in college, so Will knows the game. He is a natural leader and he shows great poise in the pocket and great awareness. He can get outside the pocket, extend plays, and throw well on the move. He throws with very good accuracy. He sees the field, makes good decisions, and throws with touch. Working some under center would help him.

Grier is verbally committed to Florida.

In the 2013 NFL Draft, there were a total of 8 U.S. Army All-American Bowl Alumni drafted in the first round. The 2013 U.S. Army All-American Bowl drew a crowd of 40,133 to the Alamodome, and was the most-watched sporting event on television over the weekend, excluding the NFL playoffs.

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