On Thursday morning, Florida head coach Will Muschamp officially announced the hiring of Kurt Roper as the Gators’ new offensive coordinator. With any new hire, one of the immediate things fans begin to ponder is how that person will affect recruiting.
One of the cornerstone pieces to UF’s 2014 class, and the future of Florida football, is Davidson, NC native Will Grier. He’s listed as the No. 2 dual-threat quarterback in the nation, according to ESPN.
Following the announcement, Grier’s father, Chad, stated that the hiring of Roper is one that excites his son. The two have worked together at two Duke summer camps during Grier’s high school career.
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Roper will have both Grier and soon-to-be senior Jeff Driskel to work with this upcoming year. Both are quarterbacks who fit his uptempo style, each with tremendous running ability. One of the big positives with the Gators regarding Roper is that he has shown the ability to adjust to his team’s personnel over the years.
Already having an understanding of Roper’s style will hopefully expedite the process of Grier getting comfortable with the college game. For the Gators, any added advantage is a big help.