Friday, May 15, 2015

Meet Josh Grady

The Gator QB competition has now had another wrench thrown in it with the addition of Josh Grady from Vanderbilt. Who is Josh Grady? What does he bring to the table? Can he legitimately compete for the starting quarterback position? I cannot answer all these questions, but I can give you a good idea of what to expect with Grady now as a Gator.

The Florida Gators already had five quarterbacks after Skyler Mornhinweg left for Columbia and before Josh Grady transferred over. The five remaining UF QBs pre-Grady were:
  • Will Grier (redshirt freshman)
  • Treon Harris (sophomore)
  • Jacob Guy (redshirt junior)
  • Brian Fallace (redshirt freshman)
  • Anderson Proctor (redshirt sophomore)
Out of these five, the battle for starting QB is really between Will Grier, Jacob Guy, and Treon Harris. So where does Josh Grady come into play now? Well let me give you a little history lesson on Mr. Grady.

Josh Grady was a two-star prospect out of Seffner, Florida, in the 2011 recruiting class. He signed with the Vanderbilt Commodores and did not see action until his second year in college. As a redshirt freshman playing WIDE RECEIVER, he caught seven balls for 89 yards (long of 32) with six rushes for 23 yards.

When he was in at QB for his redshirt sophomore season in 2013, Grady completed 3 of 6 passes for 27 yards vs Texas A&M, Austin Peay, & UAB before getting injured and missing the whole season. In 2014, Grady appeared in eight games and did not record a single reception.

So as it looks, the Gators have received a player who is more of a wide receiver than an actual quarterback. Needless to say I am disappointed. I will try and stay positive though. Maybe he is an amazing wide receiver who can serve as a complement to Demarcus Robinson!

If all else fails, Grady will at least boost team G.P.A. as he made the 2011-12 SEC First-Year Academic Honor Roll and the 2013 SEC Academic Honor Roll. 

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