Junior quarterback Will Grier recently threw for a national record 837 yards and 10 touchdown passes in a 104-80 North Carolina high school football state playoff win last month. He also recently announced he will be a Florida Gator.
Chad Grier, Will’s father and his offensive coordinator, said his son “feels so strong about it that he is ready to commit now so he can focus on his schoolwork, improving his game and helping his team prepare for a third consecutive state championship.”
The young man completed 324 of 414 pass attempts for 5,785 yards and 69 touchdowns with just six interceptions this year; he was then named the Gatorade player of the year in North Carolina. Grier did not hide his excitement on his social media feeds.
“I’m a gator!!” he wrote on Facebook. “My future is in Gainesville and I couldn’t be happier. I can’t thank my family and true friends enough for their support. I love all of you!! Go Gators!!!”
On Twitter he also added: “I am committed to the university of Florida!! If you ain’t a gator your gator bait!!”
Grier’s is the third commitment for the Gators’ 2014 class. His father thinks his comfort with the coaches was one of the main deciding factors.
“Will is a fierce competitor, and he is excited about the opportunity to help Florida win national championships,” said Chad Grier. “Will is extremely comfortable with Coach Muschamp and Coach Pease, both of whom made him feel as if he will be a big part of the Gators’ future.”
We will see if Grier is ever starting for the Gators on Sunday, but his father will be cheering him on either way. We’ll see if Gator nation cheers him as well.