May 6th, 2013 06:24pm

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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18 Comments

  1. May 6th, 2013 10:53 pm

    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!

    by Wes


  2. May 7th, 2013 2:13 am

    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.

    by J


  3. May 7th, 2013 7:14 am

    Did you just make a Flutie comparison?!?! Get off this blog fool.

    by G.E.D. Much?


  4. May 7th, 2013 8:00 am

    6’2 1/2 is plenty tall enough give me a break Driskel is 6’4 don’t think he sees the whole field lol

    by Go gators


  5. May 7th, 2013 9:32 am

    Really? Doug Flutie is 5’10″, Grier is 6’2″-6’3″ lol

    by Cee


  6. May 7th, 2013 11:46 am

    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.

    by KY GATOR


  7. May 7th, 2013 2:50 pm

    In a couple of years we will be calling this kid “Willie Football”.

    by MariettaGator


  8. May 7th, 2013 4:44 pm

    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!

    by GIGator


  9. May 7th, 2013 7:50 pm

    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!!!!!

    by James Murphy


  10. May 8th, 2013 12:13 am

    Hopefully this kid is ready to compete as a Freshman. I’ve not seen anything out of our current QBs that say they should be handed the starting job if a capable challenger shows up.

    by GatorKen


  11. May 8th, 2013 1:58 am

    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.

    by Wayward Gator


  12. May 8th, 2013 2:01 am

    By the way, does anyone else see the resemblance between Grier and Abolverdi?

    by Wayward Gator


  13. May 9th, 2013 3:06 am

    you may have something there wayward and they both already know how to throw a football….separated at birth?

    by spot on wayward


  14. May 10th, 2013 8:14 am

    It’s his weight that is of some concern not his Height , he is tall enough already.

    by FreddyFootball


  15. May 11th, 2013 7:41 pm

    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??

    by Sarah


  16. May 20th, 2013 3:10 pm

    [...] Day dropped 11 spots to No. 29, which is a bit of a head-scratcher. He had a strong showing at the Charlotte camp in April and some analysts suggested he might become a five-star prospect. Moreover, pro-style quarterback [...]

    by UF's two Rivals100 commits drop in new rankings | Gator Prospectus Gator Prospectus - Gator Sports - Gainesville, FL - Archive


  17. June 11th, 2013 4:47 am

    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?

    by Gary


  18. July 4th, 2013 12:37 am

    This kid is senior but he is not 18 like most kids he see everyday. He is at least 20 years old.

    by PW


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