The Florida Gators added their third commitment for the 2014 class and grabbed some headlines when North Carolina quarterback Will Grier announced on Wednesday he had chosen the Gators. Grier considered a four star recruit on scout.com and their 6th rated quarterback prospect, was the Gators top choice at the position. The feeling apparently was mutual as he became their third commitment behind wide receiver Ryshene Bronson and defensive tackle Travonte Valentine. He chose the Gators over North Carolina, North Carolina State, and Tennessee.
Grier set a national high school single game passing record this season when he passed for 837 yards and ten touchdowns in a playoff victory. On the season Grier completed 324 passes in 414 attempts for 5,785 yards and 69 touchdowns with only 6 interceptions. He tweeted earlier today of his commitment:
“I am committed to the University of Florida!! If you ain’t a Gator, you’re Gator Bait!!”
Grier is a coaches son who has a great understanding of the quarterback position as well as the physical tools necessary to be successful at the collegiate level. Much like Trey Burton when he committed early to the Gators, Grier expects to recruit more great players to come to Gainesville and play for the Gators with him.
Wednesday was also the first day that JUCO players could sign their letters of intent and the Gators signed three, all along the line of scrimmage, a major point of emphasis for Will Muschamp since taking over the Gators program.
Offensive lineman Tyler Moore, 6-6 305, transferred in from St. Petersburg Community College after sitting out this past season. He originally signed with Nebraska where he became the first true freshman to start a season opener for the Cornhuskers in their history. He started the first four games that season and in each the Husker’s rushed for over 200 yards and twice broke the 300 yard rushing mark. He adds size and experience to the offensive line which loses offensive tackles Jon Halapio, Xavier Nixon, and center Jonathan Harrison after this season.
Offensive tackle Trenton Brown transferred from Georgia Military College and was a second team NJCAA All-American this past season. At 6-8 363, Brown is massive and is expected to provide quality depth next season. He should be a road grader in the run game and has surprisingly good feet for a player of that size.
Defensive tackle Darious Cummings is a transfer from East Mississippi Community College. He originally signed with FSU out of high school where he played as a freshman and sophomore before suffering a season ending injury and transferring out. Cummings, 6-3 305, is a very active player on the defensive interior and is expected to compete for playing time which is critical with the likelihood that Sharrif Floyd turns pro after the Sugar Bowl.
The three signees are enrolled for the spring term and will be eligible to practice immediately and play next season.