Grier stands out at QB in Rivals Camp Series

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Grier may earn his fifth star from Rivals this month. (Photo by Rivals.com)

The Rivals Camp Series, which consisted of 15 regional combines around the nation this spring, concluded in Chicago over the weekend.

On Monday, Rivals.com ranked the quarterbacks who attended the camps, and Florida commit Will Grier came in at No. 2 on the list.

The Davidson (N.C.) Day prospect participated in the Charlotte session on April 14 and walked away as the event’s top QB and third-best offensive performer.

“Grier came into the camp hoping to make a claim for a fifth star and he made a pretty compelling case. He throws a beautiful ball and didn’t miss many throws and receivers were jockeying for a chance to take reps with him. The one concern about Grier is his size, and whether or not he’ll be able to add enough weight to his frame to help him absorb hits at the next level.” — Rivals Southeast recruiting analyst Woody Wommack wrote afterward.

Rivals.com currently rates Grier as a four-star recruit. The 6-foot-3, 190-pounder is ranked 18th overall in the Rivals100 and the No. 2 dual-threat quarterback behind five-star Clemson commit Deshaun Watson, who was named the top passer of the Rivals Camp Series.

The new Rivals100 comes out on May 20, and while Grier won’t jump Watson in the rankings, he may have shown enough in Charlotte to earn his fifth star. His next combine will be the Rivals100 Five-Star Challenge in Chicago on June 7.

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  1. He should be able to pack on 20-25lbs no problem from now until he sees the field at florida (2 1/2 years). That puts him around 210-215lbs. Depending on his durability that should be fine, see Phillip Rivers and Ken Dorsey. It helps that Grier can move around to avoid contact in the pocket. He’ll have enough playmakers where he can just chuck the ball around. Can’t wait. Go Gators!

  2. Hopefully he will have a late growth spurt and put on a little weight over the next year or two. If he just gains 2 inches it would be a big help to see over the pocket. 6’2 1/2″ is not going to be easy no matter how good he can throw the ball. He would be throwing in windows like D. Flutie.

  3. Sorry J but whatever your on i think you need to put away. I’ve watched tape on Grier and he’s what we have been missing since Grossman. He commands the field and throws a beautiful ball.

  4. A year in UF’s program and he’ll put on ample weight. Besides, Tyler Bray looked to weighed 150 lbs and he survived. Hopefully, he can get some of those WR’s to come to UF, as well.

    He’ll have a statue outside the Swamp, some day!

  5. Favre (6’2″), Brees (6’0″), and Romo (6’2″) do not seem to have had a problem with their height and have had great success in the NFL yet an elevth grader who still has at least one year to grow is a concern. Unbelievable!!!!!

  6. Ever hear of Eddie Lebaron? 5’7″ and went to the Pro Bowl 4 times. I’m not worried about 2 inches. Much more important is what’s in his heart and what’s between his ears.

  7. Hey Zach, that article says:
    Things are still solid with his commitment to Florida, but Grier will keep a couple of schools in mind in case, as he said, “something crazy happens.”
    I thought this guy was all in with the Gators and wanted to commit early to try to help recruit. Any idea why he is sounding less than solid now? Anything to be concerned about??

  8. He seems to be doing well at camps. What bothers me is the lack of competition he has faced in games. Watch his film. He looks like the biggest player on the field. North Carolina is not exactly a football hotbed.

    Can he make the jump to the SEC?