TRIADELPHIA — Former West Virginia standout and present Carolina Panthers quarterback Will Grier might be making a go to to the Ohio Valley. Grier, together with former West Virginia and Wheeling Central basketball participant Chase Harler will staff up and host the Will Grier Soccer Camp introduced by Coachem Up Sports activities at The Highland Sports activities Complicated.
The camp might be from June 21-22 from 8:30-11:30 a.m. on each days.
“This summer time, my purpose was to attempt to deliver completely different sort of occasions and issues that usually wouldn’t occur in Wheeling, particularly within the Ohio Valley,” Harler stated. “I believed, what might I deliver to the Ohio Valley to provide these youngsters a brand new studying side? Certainly one of my favourite sayings is ‘publicity results in growth.’ The extra you’re uncovered to, the extra alternatives these youngsters begin to consider, their brains begin racing they usually’re goal-reaching.”
Harler, who only in the near past completed his first yr of professional basketball abroad in Lithuania stated whereas him and Grier didn’t hang around whereas each had been at West Virginia, he messaged Grier and the quarterback agreed to verify the camp would occur.
“I simply reached out to Will on social media,” Harler stated. “He was in class after I was in class.
“I knew of him and I’m positive he knew of me, however we had been by no means actually mates or something like that. However, I reached out to him and he responded in about 20 minutes. He stated he was down and we simply wanted to determine the logistics.
“We lastly received a date and I feel it’s going to be actually, actually cool for the youngsters of the Ohio Valley and funky for him simply to see the assist he nonetheless will get in West Virginia.”
In two years with the Mountaineers, Grier threw for 7,354 yards and 71 touchdowns in comparison with 20 interceptions. In 2018, he positioned fourth within the Heisman Trophy voting.
Grier was drafted by Carolina within the third spherical (one centesimal general) within the 2019 NFL Draft. He performed in two video games throughout his rookie marketing campaign finishing 28 of 52 of his passes for 228 yards.
“I’m hoping for an ideal turnout,” Harler stated. “These youngsters will be round Will Grier, a West Virginia legend and NFL quarterback. I’m positive he’ll have a phase the place he’ll get to speak to all of them, speak about his journey and what it takes to be an elite athlete and NFL quarterback. Not too usually do we’ve got issues like this within the Ohio Valley. I really feel like I’ve form of a platform and a chance to achieve out to folks like that and get a response. I’m simply going to do as a lot as I can to deliver round right here and provides these youngsters a distinct take a look at some stuff.”
The camp is on the market for girls and boys ages 7-18. To register go to www.coachemupsports.com.
“I’ve by no means performed soccer, however I respect Will and his model and staff do an ideal job,” Harler stated. “They’ve had a camp in Morgantown earlier than. I feel it’s going to be actually good.”