Jul 3, 2013; Beaverton, OR, USA; Quarterback Will Grier (13) passes the ball during the Nike 7on7 elimination play at Nike World Headquarters. Mandatory Credit: Steve Dykes-USA TODAY Sports

Florida Gators recruit Will Grier named Parade Player of the Year


Florida Gators recruit Will Greir was named Player of the Year by Parade on Sunday.

The 6-foot-3, 190-pound quarterback put up some absolutely ridiculous numbers this past football season. He threw for 4,989 yards and 77 touchdowns while completing a remarkable 70 percent of his passes, leading the Davidson Day Patriots to their third-straight state championship. Grier’s career numbers are just as gaudy: 14,559 passing yards and 195 touchdowns.

Grier said it felt “crazy” to be selected for the honor:

It’s crazy and such an honor to see some of the names from past teams. I’ll look back in 25 years and say, ‘How amazing.’ It’s a cool fraternity to be a part of (Parade).

According to Cliff Mehrtens, the sports editor of a local paper, Grier is a once-in-a-lifetime prospect:

He made spectacular look routine. I’ve been covering high school football for 20 years, and this was the kind of special performance I will probably never see again – someone who can dominate, and win state championships, for three seasons in a row.

Grier — whose hobbies include “mudding in [his] Jeep, quail hunting, and skeet shooting” — as already enrolled at the University of Florida.

[Source: Parade]

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