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Will Grier | Quarterback

Team: West Virginia Mountaineers
Ht / Wt:  6'2' / 200

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West Virginia HC Dana Holgorsen believes redshirt sophomore QB Will Grier (suspension) will be eligible to play the opener of the 2017 season.
"Will Grier enrolled for classes here at WVU on May 16. With the timing of his transfer, and the requirements that he has to finish from the NCAA, I cannot officially confirm his eligibility until the summer of 2017," Holgorsen said in a release. "However, I fully anticipate him being eligible for the opening game of the 2017 season." Holgorsen isn't alone in his optimism. The Charleston Gazette-Mail's Mike Casazza reported on Friday that Grier would indeed be deemed eligible for the beginning of the 2017 season. Grier's year-long PED suspension ends on October 15. But because he transferred to West Virginia in the spring, there had been a question as to whether the NCAA would wait until October 15 to begin his one-year transfer penalty. Grier will have two seasons of eligibility left beginning in 2017. May 20 - 7:44 PM
Source: CBS Sports

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The Charleston Gazette-Mail's Mike Casazza reports that West Virginia redshirt freshman QB Will Grier (suspension) will be eligible to play in week one of the 2017 season.

Grier was hit with a year-long suspension by the NCAA after he tested positive for PED's in early October. The 6-foot-2, 200-pounder subsequently transferred to West Virginia in March. That comes with its own year-long sit-out period. Apparently, the NCAA is willing to wrap the PED suspension and transfer sit-out into one tidy package, making Grier eligible to play in the 2017 season-opener against Virginia Tech on September 2. Had this not been the case, Grier wouldn't have been eligible to play until the seventh game of the 2017 campaign.
May 20 - 4:40 PM

Florida redshirt freshman QB Will Grier transferred to West Virginia last month.

Because Grier's year-long NCAA-imposed PED suspension does not end until October 15, the question becomes if he'll be eligible to play immediately at the start of the 2017 season, or if he'll have to wait until mid-October. Grier will file an appeal to shorten the suspension. Whenever his eligibility clock resumes in 2017, he'll be a redshirt junior. Grier had the Gators off to a scorching 6-0 start before his suspension was handed down in the fall.
Source: SEC Country
May 6 - 2:07 PM

According to reports from Mike Casazza of the Charleston Gazette-Mail and Graham Hall of the Gainesville Sun, Florida redshirt freshman QB Will Grier has met with Ohio State, West Virginia and Miami as he considers his transfer options.

Per Casazza, Grier was in Morgantown to check out the Mountaineers on Wednesday. Hall name-checked Ohio State and Miami, but also wrote that there are "many others" involved in the chase for the soon-to-be-former Gator. Grier was hit with a one-year suspension by the NCAA after testing positive for a performance enhancing drug in mid-October. Should the 6-foot-2, 200-pounder transfer to one of the above programs, he would have to sit out the 2016 campaign to satisfy NCAA transfer rules, plus the first six games in 2017 to satisfy the suspension--unless the NCAA allows the suspension to run concurrently with the transfer, in which case, he would be available for 2017's opening kick-off.
Mar 3 - 5:27 PM

Florida redshirt freshman QB Will Grier will transfer to another school, according to Bob Redman of Scout.

This is a shock. Grier reportedly approached the coaching staff this week and advised them of his decision. Grier has been suspended since mid-October after he failed a performance enhancing drug test. He faced a year long suspension and the earliest he could be reinstated is Oct. 15, 2016. Prior to that, Grier had earned the starting role and was playing at a high level under a head coach known for getting the most out of his quarterbacks. Grier will have to wait until 2017 to play again unless he transfers to a JUCO or FCS program.
Source: Scout.com
Sat, Dec 19, 2015 01:56:00 PM

Florida head coach Jim McElwain said redshirt freshman QB Will Grier will resume working out with the team on January 5.

Grier is serving a 12-month suspension for testing positive for performance-enhancing drugs. That penalty lasts until October 15, 2016. However, he's allowed to resume working out after the New Year. "He’ll join us back up in, what is it, Jan. 5," McElwain said. "I think that’s the first day we’re going, so he’ll be ready to roll." Grier is set to miss the first six games of the 2016 regular season.
Thu, Dec 17, 2015 07:58:00 PM

Florida redshirt freshman QB Will Grier's year-long suspension was upheld after appeal, and the earliest he can return is October 15.

Because of the cause of the suspension (testing positive for a performance enhancing drug) the duration is a full year. That means Grier will miss multiple games next season. Treon Harris is the current favorite to start in those contests, but that is so far away that it is too early to say.
Sat, Nov 21, 2015 09:16:00 AM

Florida redshirt freshman QB Will Grier's attorney announced he is waiting to hear word from the NCAA on his suspension appeal.

"We have worked diligently on the investigation and appeal and we, along with all of the Gator Nation, look forward to Will’s return to eligibility as soon as possible," Orlando attorney Clay Townsend wrote. "When the NCAA’s decision is rendered, we will issue a statement. I have no further comment at this time as to the conference, its substance, procedures or attendees. Will is a great athlete, a good person and a significant contributor to the Gators winning the SEC East. Will and his family are grateful for everyone’s support." The quarterback was suspended for a calendar year after testing positive for a performance enhancing drug.
Tue, Nov 17, 2015 04:38:00 PM

Florida redshirt freshman QB Will Grier is appealing his year-long suspension.

The quarterback was suspended for testing positive for a performance enhancing drug. Grier's attorney will work with Florida to appeal the suspension handed down by the NCAA. As of now, the suspension is set for an entire year, not season, so Grier might not be eligible to play until week six or seven next season.
Source: Gator Bytes
Mon, Oct 19, 2015 12:57:00 PM

Losing redshirt freshman QB Will Grier is a blow to Florida's offense.

ESPN's Brad Edwards makes the argument in a lengthy statistical breakdown available at the link below. The Gators have improved from 88th in ESPN's offensive efficiency metric in 2014 to 37th this year, largely due to Grier, who is suspended for the year after testing positive for performance enhancing drugs. Last year, Jeff Driskel and Treon Harris ranked 17th and 15th, respectively, in SEC Total QBR out of 17 qualifiers.
Tue, Oct 13, 2015 03:30:00 PM

Florida redshirt freshman QB Will Grier has been suspended for the remainder of the 2015 season, according to Mike Huguenin of Gridiron Now.

The report has been confirmed by both Bruce Feldman and Brett McMurphy, with Feldman adding the suspension for an NCAA violation is for at least the entire season. McMurphy adds the suspension is for testing positive for performance enhancing drugs. Just when things looked good for Florida, this news drops on Monday. Grier won the job outright from Treon Harris and has helped the Gators to a 6-0 record while throwing 10 touchdowns compared to 3 interceptions.
Mon, Oct 12, 2015 01:34:00 PM

Florida redshirt freshman QB Will Grier completed 24-of-29 passes for 271 yards and four touchdowns in Saturday's 38-10 drubbing of No. 3 Ole Miss.

With the win, Grier and the Gators moved to 5-0 under new HC Jim McElwain. The 6-foot-2, 200-pound redshirt freshman threw all four of his touchdown passes in the first half as he helped Florida build a 25-0 lead before the teams hit their respective locker rooms. The performance is made all the more impressive by the fact that Grier's been battling the flu of late and wasn't even certain to start the game. Through five games, he's thrown for 996 yards with a 10/3 TD/INT ratio.
Sun, Oct 4, 2015 01:36:00 AM

Florida redshirt freshman QB Will Grier will start versus Ole Miss despite coming down with an illness this week.

Grier came down with the flu on Thursday or Friday, leading to a "questionable" label for this game. Obvious Florida is facing their top competition of the season, and a healthy Grier is their best chance of offensive success.
Sat, Oct 3, 2015 06:57:00 PM

Florida redshirt freshman QB Will Grier's status is uncertain versus Ole Miss due to an illness.

Grier is the school's starting quarterback and Florida is facing its biggest competition of the season, so the timing could not be worse. Treon Harris, who started the opener, would likely start in Grier's absence. This game is a 7:00 ET kickoff.
Fri, Oct 2, 2015 05:08:00 PM

Florida HC Jim McElwain announced Florida redshirt freshman QB Will Grier will start Saturday’s game against Ole Miss.

It will be Grier’s fourth consecutive start. "I just know this. We’ve got two guys," McElwain said. "We’ve got one that played pretty good in some situations last week that deserves to go this week, but he knows that he’s got a lot to learn and a long ways to go as far as understanding how to play the position." Treon Harris, who started the opener, was suspended for the game against Tennessee but has been reinstated. Grier is 46-of-81 (56.8 percent) for 559 yards, four touchdowns and three interceptions in his three starts.
Source: Gator Bytes
Thu, Oct 1, 2015 08:20:00 PM