Wednesday, December 19, 2012
Florida lands top 2014 QB target
By Edward Aschoff
Christmas has come early for Will Muschamp and his Florida Gators.
On Wednesday, Florida's 2014 class got a little better when junior quarterback Will Grier from Davidson (N.C.) Day committed to the Gators via Twitter.
The commitment of Grier, who is an ESPN Watch List prospect, gives Florida three verbals in its 2014 class. As a junior, Grier, who is a dual-threat QB, threw for 5,785 yards and 69 touchdowns with just six interceptions, completing 78 percent of his passes along the way. He also rushed for 813 yards and scored eight rushing touchdowns.
This is a pretty big get for Muschamp. Once Grier gets to Gainesville, starting quarterback Jeff Driskel will be a senior. Backups Jacoby Brissett and Tyler Murphy will also be seniors. Skyler Mornhinweg is currently a freshman, while Max Starver is currently a part of the Gators' 2013 class.
With such a gap between Driskel and Grier, there's a chance that Grier could compete right away for the starting job. Immediately, he'll give the Gators good depth at the quarterback spot when he arrives.