Former Florida Gators quarterback Will Grier will trade blue and orange for “Old Gold and Blue” according to ESPN sources.
It’s a big pickup for the Mountaineers, albeit slightly controversial. Grier was suspended by the NCAA for one full calendar year in October after testing positive for performance enhancing drugs.
“I took an over-the-counter supplement that had something in it,” Grier said at the time. “I did not check with the medical staff before taking it. I hope that people can learn from this, learn from my mistake. I’m really sorry to everyone, just really sorry.”
Grier will be allowed to work with the practice squad, but exactly when he will be available to contribute in front of fans is unclear. Due to NCAA transfer rules he will have to sit the 2016 season, regardless of the NCAA suspension. That much we know. However, whether or not his transfer will affect the length of his suspension is not known at this time.
If Grier is available for the 2017 season, he’d be a top candidate to replace senior quarterback Skyler Howard. In just six games with the Gators Grier racked up 1204 passing yards, 10 touchdowns, and only three interceptions. Not bad for a freshman.