Grier's stay at Florida ended under unfortunate circumstances, as he was suspended a calendar year in October for testing positive for performance-enhancing drugs. The quarterback claimed the positive test came from an over-the-counter supplement. The Mountaineers were reportedly okay with that explanation.
The Gators planned on appealing the NCAA's suspension, but that was before Grier's decision to transfer. It is unclear whether or not West Virginia will take the same initiative. The school plans on having Grier eligible to play in the 2017 season as a redshirt junior. The 21-year-old will have two years left in eligibility.
Before the suspension, the former Gator threw for 1,204 yards and 10 touchdowns in just six games last season, leading his team to an impressive 6-0 start. He showed his improvements in accuracy, recording a 65.8 completion percentage, and throwing just three interceptions.
The decision to transfer comes from Florida not guaranteeing Grier a starting job when he returns. The quarterback is expected to take over for second-year starter Skyler Howard when he gets back on to the field as a Mountaineer.