Former Florida Gators quarterback Will Grier will transfer to West Virginia, almost exactly one month after visiting the school’s campus according to Travis Haney of ESPN.
Grier, a former four-star recruit from North Carolina, played incredibly well in completing 65.6 percent of his passes for 1,202 yards and 10 touchdowns across six games in 2015 before drawing a yearlong suspension following his testing positive for performance-enhancing drugs. On top of West Virginia, he had shown interest in Ohio State and Miami (FL).
But just when Grier will suit up for the Mountaineers remains to be seen. He will need to sit out the 2016 season due to NCAA transfer bylaws but as it stands now, he would also be forced to sit out the first six games of the 2017 season in accordance with the association’s ruling on his positive drug test. WVU could seek to have that suspension run concurrently with his sitting out 2016, but the odds of the NCAA allowing that are slim to none.
Despite that, Will Grier will have two years of eligibility remaining starting in 2017 and will be a great upgrade at quarterback for West Virginia, who went 8-5 (4-5 Big 12) with Skyler Howard under center last year.
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