UF picks up commit from top QB


Published: Wednesday, December 19, 2012 at 1:26 p.m.
Last Modified: Wednesday, December 19, 2012 at 1:26 p.m.

Florida landed a verbal commitment from 2014 quarterback Will Grier on Wednesday.

“I am committed to the University of Florida,” Grier wrote on his Twitter account.

Grier (Davidson, N.C./Davidson Day) chose the Gators over North Carolina and Tennessee. He was in Gainesville earlier this month for Florida's banquet weekend and also attended the LSU game.

Grier was the Gatorade Player of the Year in North Carolina and threw for 68 touchdowns and 5,609 yards, a state record. Nationally, only three quarterbacks have thrown for more yards in one year.

But Grier does have one national record. His 837 passing yards against Harrells Christian on Nov. 9 were the most by a high school quarterback in a single game. His team won 104-80 and he accounted for 12 touchdowns (10 through the air).

Grier is the third member of Florida's 2014 class, joining Fort Myers Dunbar receiver Ryeshene Bronson and Palm Bayside defensive tackle Travonte Valentine. Rivals.com rates all three as four-star prospects and has them in the Rivals250 Watch List.

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