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

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

Will Grier is not going to take part within the Dec. 28 contest towards Syracuse so he can start making ready for the 2019 NFL Draft.

Grier introduced his choice Saturday. He thanked West Virginia coaches, teammates and followers for his or her assist. He completed his two-year Mountaineer profession with 3,864 passing yards and 37 touchdowns this season. WVU went 8-Three and completed tied for third within the Massive 12.

Grier was a Heisman Trophy contender for many of the season, and a finalist for the Maxwell Award, the Manning Award, the Walter Camp Soccer Basis Participant of the 12 months 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 choice to start making ready for the NFL draft,” West Virginia coach Dana Holgorsen stated in an announcement, via ESPN. “Whereas we’ll miss him in Orlando, Will’s dedication and repair to WVU Soccer during the last three years might be talked about for a few years to come back. He led us with class, onerous work and a willingness to be taught, and set a excessive normal 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 presently listed because the No. 3 draft-eligible quarterback for 2019, according to ESPN’s Mel Kiper. In most projections, Grier is believed to go within the first or second spherical.