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UNC Football Recruiting: Florida Gators hosting Will Grier


One of the UNC Tar Heels top targets in the 2014 class, four-star QB Will Grier is currently on an unofficial visit to Gainesville to check out the Florida Gators. At this point in time, the Gators, Tennessee Volunteers, and UNC are heavily in the mix early on. Top offensive coordinator Brent Pease has been doing a great job of recruiting Grier, and UF has the early edge over the other two programs right now.

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Will Grier is clearly UNC’s top target at the quarterback position in the 2014 class, and he is one of the top recruits in the state of North Carolina. The Davidson Day star was one touchdown away from hitting 50 in 2011, and he also tossed 3,785 passing yards in his sophomore season.

East Carolina, Louisiana Lafayette, N.C. State, and Wake Forest have offered Grier. The Wolfpack, in fact, offered Grier just two days ago. He’s definitely a hot prospect in the area, and he even has early interest from Oregon, Duke, Auburn, Clemson, Florida State, UCLA, USC, Vanderbilt, Virginia, Michigan, Georgia, and South Carolina.

That’s quite a list, and Grier will certainly see his offers start to mount after an even better 2012 season in which he was named the Gatorade Player of the Year for the state of North Carolina. We’ll see how his visit to UF goes, as he took an unofficial trip to UNC in late October.

Duke’s Coach of the Year David Cutcliffe is also on the hunt for a new pro-style QB, and he checked in with Grier last month. It will be interesting to see if the Blue Devils offer him.

Grier had five touchdowns in Davidson Day’s state championship victory over Arden Christ School, as he had four touchdown passes and one rushing touchdown (315 passing yards in total). He set the state record for most TD passes in a season with 68.

This is a big visit for all teams involved, because Grier is also a top target for the Gators.

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