Will Grier is 22, but the West Virginia quarterback has the maturity of a much older player, according to his coach.
Dana Holgorsen joined College Sports Now on Tuesday, and he said Grier “acts like he’s 35.” The junior quarterback has really impressed the Mountaineers coach with his maturity and football IQ this season.
— College Sports Now (@CSNowTweets) October 3, 2017
Holgorsen was high on Grier coming into the season, and now it’s clear why. Having a veteran quarterback with his talent has unlocked the potential of the West Virginia offense.
Grier has helped lead West Virginia to a 3-1 record, completing 65.3 percent of his passes for 1,374 yards, 13 touchdowns and 3 interceptions. He’s also scored two rushing touchdowns this season.
At 22, most college players are in their final year of eligibility. But Grier is older for a junior since he had to sit out last season while serving an NCAA suspension for taking a banned substance. Most coaches in the country would rather have an experienced passer who understands the game better, and that’s exactly what Grier gives Holgorsen.
Grier will get another chance to show off his abilities against a stout TCU defense this week. The Mountaineers go on the road to play the Horned Frogs on Saturday at 3:30 p.m. ET. The game will be televised on FS1.
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