When Florida landed talented Davidson (N.C.) Day 2014 quarterback Will Grier Wednesday, one the happiest people to hear the news may have been the Gators 2014 wide receiver commit Ryeshene Bronson of Ft. Myers (Fla.) Dunbar.
Ryeshene Bronson says he helped recruit QB Will Grier to Florida.
However, the news of Grier’s commitment was not exactly a surprise for Bronson.
“We had talked on Facebook,” Bronson said of Grier. “I told him I was committed to the Florida Gators, actually, I recruited him to the Florida Gators. I told him ‘Why don’t come up and make this happen so we can win another championship.’ He was like, ‘Alright, let’s go.’”
Grier averaged 450 yard per game through the air this past season while tossing 69 touchdowns to just 6 interceptions. When asked how important it was for the Gators to bring in a quarterback so prolific in the passing attack, Bronson responded with a bit of levity.
“Very important, because I’m trying to make him to look good and I want him to make me look good,” Bronson said with a chuckle.
While Bronson has exchanged messages with his future quarterback, it wasn’t until this past weekend’s bowl practice he had the chance to meet his new position coach in Gainesville.
“t was nice. The practice intensity was up. I got to meet the new receivers coach, Joker Phillips. It’s nice he was a head coach, me and him have a good bond, so I’m just waiting for my time to go up there and just take over.
“He told me to keep my grades up, get in the weight room and he said when I do get there I can take over.”
Bronson is more than pleased with the addition of Phillips to Florida’s coaching staff.
“He’s been coaching receivers all his life, seventeen years strong. I mean, he knows what he’s doing. Maybe he’s the best receivers coach in the nation, that’s my opinion.”
247Sports currently ranks Bronson as the nation’s No. 150 prospect overall in the 2014 class.