Report: Will Grier Transferring To West Virginia From Florida

    Former Florida quarterback Will Grier is transferring to West Virginia, according to a report. This is the latest move for Grier after being suspended one year for violating NCAA rules.

    April 6, 2016


    Former Florida quarterback Will Grier is transferring to West Virginia, according to a report. This is the latest move for Grier after being suspended one year for violating NCAA rules.


    Will Grier is going from The Swamp to the Mountain State.

    The former Florida quarterback is transferring to West Virginia, according to ESPN.

    Grier was suspended for a calendar year in October for violating NCAA rules after testing positive for a performance-enhancing substance found in an over-the-counter supplement.

    The Mountaineers were considered a potential landing spot ever since Grier was spotted on the West Virginia campus in early March.

    Per NCAA rules, his transfer to a Division-1A program requires Grier to sit out the 2016 season. He’ll work with the Mountaineers’ scout team while spectating on Saturdays. It is still unclear if Grier will have to serve his suspension on top of the year he’s required to miss from the transfer; West Virginia will likely fight the added time from suspension.

    The Mountaineers have six quarterbacks on their roster, with Senior Skyler Howard being the only upperclassman of the group.

    Previous to this it has been reported that Grier had also met with Ohio State and Miami about the possibility of transferring. However, the Buckeyes have J.T. Barrett returning for the 2016 season and Dwayne Haskins Jr. signed from their 2016 class. Miami is in a similar boat. The Hurricanes have 4-star quarterback Jack Allison signed from the 2016 cycle, and Brad Kaaya is only going into his junior season.

    Florida currently has four quarterbacks fighting for the starting job Grier left behind: true freshmen Kyle Trask and Feleipe Franks, transfer Luke Del Rio and graduate transfer Austin Appleby.

    Treon Harris, who assumed the starting job when Grier was suspended, is expected to make the move to wide receiver.

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