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Florida transfer QB Grier enrolls at West Virginia

| Friday, May 20, 2016, 3:39 p.m.
Florida quarterback Will Grier warms up before a game against Mississippi on Oct. 3, 2015, in Gainesville, Fla.
Florida quarterback Will Grier warms up before a game against Mississippi on Oct. 3, 2015, in Gainesville, Fla.

West Virginia coach Dana Holgorsen said Friday that he expects transfer quarterback Will Grier to be eligible for the start of the 2017 season.

“Will Grier enrolled for classes here at WVU on May 16,” Holgorsen said. “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. However, I fully anticipate him being eligible for the opening game of the 2017 season.”

Grier, a 6-foot-2, 201-pound redshirt sophomore, announced he was transferring to WVU from Florida in early April. Grier started five games last season for the Gators, completing 106 of 161 passes for 1,204 yards, 10 touchdowns and three interceptions.

In November, Grier lost an appeal to the NCAA over a drug-related suspension in which he was ordered to sit out the first six games of 2016. Grier said has said he took an over-the-counter supplement and mistakenly did not confer with Florida's medical staff about its contents.

Because he transferred, Grier must sit out the 2016 season but will have two years of eligibility remaining.

Grier was named the Parade National Player of the Year, Maxwell Player of the Year and Tom Lemming Offensive Player of the Year in high school.

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