WR Ray Grier (6-2 185) of Belmont, NC visited USC Saturday and before departing he snatched an offer thrown his way by Will Muschamp. Grier said the Gamecocks join NC State and Charlotte as his offers. While at USC he got the chance to tour the campus and watch the scrimmage inside Williams-Brice Stadium.
“The visit went really good. It’s a beautiful school, I love the area, I love the campus, the dorm rooms the student-athletes live in is pretty nice space,” Grier said.
Grier plays in a run first, option offense that limits his receiving opportunities. Still, he caught 31 passes for over 700 yards and 17 touchdowns last season. After watching the Gamecocks throw it around in their sped up offense, Grier thinks he could find a home there.
“I think it will work out well,” he said. “They look good on both sides of the ball. They threw the ball a lot. I think I’ll have a great opportunity to get the ball if I go to that school. They said they love my film. I guess something I did on film woke them up or something because that’s all they really talked about. They talked about my film. They never talked to me personally about why exactly they like me, they just talked about my film.”
Grier said he can play in the slot or he can split out, and his greatest asset as a receiver, he said, is
“locating the football. If it’s up for grabs I’m going to get it.”
Grier also has visited Virginia Tech, North Carolina, East Carolina and Appalachian State. He is going back to Virginia Tech April 7th. He said he does not have a favorite and will not be graduating early. He’s unsure when he will sign.