Mountaineers QB Will Grier will skip Camping World Bowl to focus on NFL Draft | NCAA Football

The Mountaineers can be with out their beginning quarterback for his or her upcoming Tenting World Bowl.

Will Grier won’t take part within the Dec. 28 contest towards Syracuse so he can start getting ready for the 2019 NFL Draft.

Grier introduced his determination Saturday. He thanked West Virginia coaches, teammates and followers for his or her help. He completed his two-year Mountaineer profession with Three,864 passing yards and 37 touchdowns this season. WVU went Eight-Three and completed tied for third within the Massive 12.

Grier was a Heisman Trophy contender for a lot of the season, and a finalist for the Maxwell Award, the Manning Award, the Walter Camp Soccer Basis Participant of the Yr Award, the Johnny Unitas Golden Arm Award and the Senior CLASS Award.

“Will and I spoke at size in regards to the bowl recreation, and I’m absolutely supportive of his determination to start getting ready for the NFL draft,” West Virginia coach Dana Holgorsen mentioned in a press release, by way of ESPN. “Whereas we are going to miss him in Orlando, Will’s dedication and repair to WVU Soccer over the past three years can be talked about for a few years to come back. He led us with class, laborious work and a willingness to study, and set a excessive commonplace for his teammates.”

Grier spent the primary 12 months of his collegiate profession in Florida however determined to switch to West Virginia in 2016. He’s at the moment listed because the No. Three draft-eligible quarterback for 2019, in accordance with ESPN’s Mel Kiper. In most projections, Grier is believed to go within the first or second spherical. 

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