The quarterback play at Florida has been subpar since Tim Tebow left in 2009, but the future of the position looks very bright with Grier in the fold for 2014.
The Army All-American delivered for Davidson (N.C.) Day in its first real test of the year.
After winning their two games by an average of 61.5 points, the Chargers traveled to Charlotte to take on Providence Day.
Grier threw for 356 yards and six touchdowns on 25-of-38 passing in the 46-20 win. The 6-foot-2, 180-pounder also ran for 194 yards on 14 carries (long of 64) and another score, showing why he’s ranked the nation’s No. 2 dual-threat quarterback by ESPN and Rivals.
Grier now has 1,026 yards and 20 touchdowns through the air this season. He plans to attend Florida’s game against Tennessee on Sept. 21.
Here are some other UF pledges who performed well last week:
CB Chris Lammons, Fort Lauderdale Plantation: Lammons will be a corner at UF, but he’s a quarterback in high school. He threw four first-half touchdowns and finished with 167 passing yards to help his team top Coral Springs Taravella, 49-21.
DT Khairi Clark, Hollywood Chaminade-Madonna: Clark finished with six tackles, two sacks and a blocked PAT in a 27-23 season-opening loss to Miami Monsignor Pace.
RB Dalvin Cook, Miami Central: Booker T. Washington defeated the Class 6A state champions 28-17 and held Cook to 59 yards rushing on 11 carries. But the Under Armour All-American had an impressive 30-yard touchdown run in the first quarter.