Player Spotlight: Will Grier

FOXSports/ Correspondant
Posted May 12, 2011

Will Grier, quarterback from Davidson Day School in Davidson, N.C., is an up and coming prospect to get excited about. The class of 2014 prospect has a promising arm that’s already grabbed the attention of some big name schools.

Will Grier is just beginning his trek through recruiting, but he’ll have plenty of support from father and Davidson Day head coach, Chad Grier.

"For me, my dad was a coach and I played for him,” Chad Grier said. “He was a really great example for how to manage that."

Will Grier discussed the dynamics of having his father as his head coach.

"He's the coach on the field, and my dad at home. We talk about football all the time, and we’ll watch film together at home."

Coaching might run in the Grier family, but so does playing quarterback at the next level. Chad Grier was the signal caller for East Carolina University during the late eighties and played under UGA Coach Mark Richt during his time as an assistant with the Pirates. Last summer, Will Grier attended Richt’s camp at the University of Georgia.

"Coach Richt spent some time watching Will," said the elder Grier. "I’ve heard plenty that Will could play, but I wanted an unbiased assessment by someone I really respected to tell me straight up."

Richt’s straight up assessment? Will is a big time prospect in the making. That’s high praise for a player who doesn’t even have his driver’s license yet.

The 6-2.5, 183-pound upcoming sophomore isn’t taking any time off this summer.

"I’m going to more college camps this summer," Will Grier said. "I’m going to Virginia, Clemson, Duke, Wake Forest, and back to Georgia."

The younger Grier is staying open-minded right now about his future, but names UGA as being one of the schools of high interest.

"I saw some of their athletic facilities and talked to some of the coaches last summer at camp," he said. "I really liked it, so I’d like to tour it in a more official way."
Chad Grier knows his son, and quarterback, can play at the collegiate level.

"We understand that if Will continues to do the right things and progresses he has a chance to play at a high level," Grier said. "We’re just going to see how it goes this summer, see how the season goes, and next year we’ll see about expanding that a little bit."

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