Former Florida quarterback Will Grier is headed to the Big 12.
West Virginia announced Wednesday that Grier will transfer to the Mountaineers and will sit out the 2016 season, per NCAA transfer rules.
There’s also another caveat that complicates Grier’s eligibility. The quarterback still has time to serve on his calendar year suspension handed down by the NCAA for usage of performance-enhancing drugs, which will expire on Oct. 15. According to ESPN’s Travis Haney, Grier will work toward being eligible at the start of the 2017 season as a redshirt junior, but that will require an appeal to the NCAA to shorten his suspension.
Grier led the Gators to a 6-0 start before being suspended in October. He decided to transfer in December after recognizing that Florida did not provide any guarantees that he would earn back his starting job upon his return. Grier threw for 1,204 yards, 10 touchdowns and three interceptions during his stint with the Gators.