Trending: Prep QB throws for 837 yards

Davidson Day High School junior quarterback Will Grier was making headlines long before he threw for a national record 837 yards passing and 10 touchdowns in his team’s 104-80 win over Harrells Christian in the North Carolina high school state playoffs Friday night.

The combined 184 points (which broke the state record of 142 set in 1930) in one high school football game was mindboggling.

“My Twitter account just blew up,” Grier told The Associated Press.

Grier is being recruited by multiple schools including Alabama and Oregon, and already has scholarship offers from Florida, North Carolina, Tennessee, Wake Forest and East Carolina. He broke the mark of 764 yards passing set by Pacific Palisades (Calif.) quarterback David Koral in 2000. Davidson Day High advanced to the state independent schools’ Division II championship game.

Grier's father, Chad, who is also his coach and a former player at East Carolina, had a little fun on Twitter pointing out one minor flaw in his son's performance:

Grier, a 6-foot-3, 185-pound quarterback, said the game was the "craziest thing I’ve ever been a part of. It was ridiculous.’’

If you missed Friday's game, here's a look at Grier's 2011 highlight reel:

Grier has been a busy recruit this fall, making stops at South Carolina:



"I had a great trip to Florida," Grier told ESPN.com after the Gators beat LSU 14-6 on Oct. 6. "The game was amazing and the stadium was extremely loud. I wanted to get dressed out and play."

And North Carolina:

After news of his record received coverage on ESPN and other national media outlets and become a trending social media topic, suitors made their pitch via Twitter:


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(HT/@HurricaneBarca, SB Nation)

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