In Saturday’s U.S. Army All-American Bowl, Florida quarterback commitment Will Grier gave Gator fans a glimpse of what to expect from him in Gainesville.
The 6-foot-2, 187-pounder threw for 109 yards on 4-of-8 passing in limited action for the East team, which lost 28-6 to the West squad.
Grier’s 51-yard bomb in the fourth quarter was the longest play of the game. He evaded the pass rush, rolled to the right and launched a deep ball on the run that landed perfectly in the hands of Clemson receiver commit Demarre Kitt.
Grier also scrambled 10 yards for a first down, executed a hook-and-ladder play that went for 33 yards and completed an 18-yard deep out route to the West 3-yard line that led to the East’s only score.
Florida’s other three commits in the Army Bowl made an impact for the East as well.
Plantation cornerback Chris Lammons had two solo tackles and a pass breakup and returned two punts for 14 yards.
Hollywood Chaminade-Madonna defensive tackle Khairi Clark also made two tackles, while Jacksonville Providence offensive tackle David Sharpe looked good in pass protection and did not give up a sack.
Thank you for the unbelievable support. I can’t wait to start my career as a student athlete at a great university next week. Go Gators.
— Will Grier (@willgrier_) January 4, 2014
The U.S Army All-American Bowl Game was an amazing experience with the top high school football players in the country ! Enjoyed myself !
— Khairi Clark (@KhairiClark) January 4, 2014
Gave up one catch good experience got to get better
— Chris Lammons (@Lammons_1) January 4, 2014
Great Experience down here just was fun to me
— David Sharpe (@SHARPECITYY) January 4, 2014