Record-setting NC quarterback commits to Florida
Posted December 19, 2012
Junior quarterback Will Grier, who threw for a national record 837 yards and had 10 touchdown passes in a 104-80 North Carolina state playoff win last month, will be a Florida Gator.
Chad Grier, Will's father and Davidson Day football coach, said Wednesday 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 6-foot-3, 190-pound QB trimmed his choice to five schools before choosing the Gators over North Carolina, Tennessee, North Carolina State and Oregon.
A 2012 AP All-State selection, Grier threw for 5,785 yards and 69 touchdowns with six interceptions this season. He also carried 95 times for 813 yards and eight TDs.