Heading into his sixth season in Morgantown at the helm of the Mountaineer football program, Dana Holgorsen finally gets the experienced and proven quarterback he's been seeking since day one. This comes as University of Florida's Will Grier is said to be transferring to West Virginia by an ESPN report.
Former Florida QB Will Grier will transfer to West Virginia, per sources. https://t.co/DVpsgkvFWu— Travis Haney (@TravHaneyESPN) April 6, 2016
As is NCAA rules, Grier will be required to sit out the 2016 season which means the Mountaineers will be lead by Skyler Howard for one more season.
Whether Grier will take over under center starting in week one of the 2017 season is still up in the air as Grier was suspended by the NCAA for a calendar year for testing positive for a performance-enhancing drug. That is surely going to continue to be protested by the West Virginia program.
Grier met with the West Virginia staff and according to ESPN's Travis Haney, his explanation for the positive test was good enough to warrant allowing him to transfer into the program.
Grier has said that the positive test was because of an over the counter supplement.
As the Gators starter in 2015, Grier lead Florida to a 6-0 start and had a completion percentage of 65.8%. He also threw for 1,204 yards before he was suspended.
The 6-foot-2, 200 pound quarterback will have some impressive weapons around him whenever he does take over the program. Wide Receivers Shelton Gibson and Ka'Raun White will be redshirt seniors. Fellow receivers Jovon Durante and Gary Jennings will be juniors in 2017.
Grier will also have a strong corps of running backs to give him some support in 2017.