Bombshell drops for Will Grier’s WVU eligibility
LEXINGTON, KY - SEPTEMBER 19: Will Grier #7 of the Florida Gators looks to pass the ball against the Kentucky Wildcats at Commonwealth Stadium on September 19, 2015 in Lexington, Kentucky. (Photo by Andy Lyons/Getty Images)

Will Grier was faced with having to sit out a full year after transferring from Florida to West Virginia at the end of last season, per NCAA transfer rules, plus a six-game suspension stemming from the quarterback reportedly taking an over-the-counter supplement that contained a banned substance by the NCAA.

Now, according to a report by Charleston Gazette-Mail, Grier is expected to be eligible by the 2017 opener, about half a season earlier than originally anticipated.

It’s still not clear how Grier’s suspension was reduced, but here’s one clue as to how he’s suddenly eligible for two years in Morgantown.

It’s a blockbuster move for the Mountaineers and could provide stability at the quarterback position while giving an already solid gunslinger time to learn the offense before taking over the reins.

Prashad is the Senior Content Editor for Cox Media Group's He considers Muhammad Ali, Ray Allen and Paul Pierce some of the all-time greats. Boston is TitleTown, in case you were wondering.
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