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Gators get commitment from standout QB Will Grier



Will Grier, the North Carolina high school QB who threw for a national record 837 yards and had 10 TD passes in a 104-80 North Carolina state playoff win last month, has orally committed to Florida. 

Grier who is 6-foot-3 and 190 pounds, is a junior who would be in the Class of 2014.

Chad Grier, Will's father and Davidson Day football coach, told the AP on Wednesday his son ''feels so strong about it that he is ready to commit now so he can focus on his schoolwork, improving his game and helping his team prepare for a third consecutive state championship.''

He chose the Gators over North Carolina, Tennessee, North Carolina State and Oregon.

A 2012 AP All-State selection, Grier threw for 3,785 yards and 49 touchdowns with 12 interceptions this season. He also carried 97 times for 925 yards and 11 TDs.

[Last modified: Wednesday, December 19, 2012 4:21pm]


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