West Virginia football coach Neal Brown’s quest to find talented high school quarterbacks has taken him to South Carolina or rather brought a young South Carolina native to West Virginia.
2023 quarterback Grayson Loftis from Gaffney High School in Greer, South Carolina is one of the latest recruits from the 2023 class to pick up an offer from WVU. Loftis (6-foot-2, 205 pounds) also has offers from Appalachian State, Charlotte, Charlotte, Kentucky and Marshall.
WVU quarterbacks coach Sean Reagan has been the loudest voice in recruiting Loftis to Morgantown, officially offering the “overjoyed and excited” young quarterback after his camp showing on Monday. Loftis said the relationship he’s built with Reagan has been very good early in the process.
While Loftis admitted he isn’t too familiar with the overall WVU staff yet, he’s looking forward to getting to know them better.
Although it’s early in his recruiting process, Loftis said WVU is definitely in the mix in terms of the teams that have offered him so far. An official visit isn’t in the cards yet, but he’s hopeful to make the trip back to Morgantown again soon.
In the meantime, Loftis will return to the high school grind, actually transferring from Blue Ridge High School to Gaffney to finish his high school career. As a sophomore for Blue Ridge last season, he threw for 1,724 yards on 204 attempts while throwing for 11 scores and rushing for another four.
If WVU happens to land Loftis, the Mountaineers will gain a “hard-working leader” who will win football games in blue and gold.
With a big arm and a strong pocket presence, and two more years at the high school level to grow, Loftis is someone to watch for WVU.