If you are a frequent visitor of the site, you probably read our piece on the possibility of Will Grier leaving and declaring for the NFL Draft. And even though it seems selfish to consider that reality, it begins to look more and more likely with each passing week. Halfway through the season, Grier has cemented himself as one of the most prolific passers in the country. It’s time to answer the question.
It’s time to answer the question – – what happens if Grier does leave?
Chris Chugunov- 6-1, 203-lbs Pro-Style Junior (redshirt)
Chugunov came to the program in 2015 and redshirted his first year. And after two years in the program, he knows the system. We never see much of Chugs during the season, but he looks really solid whenever we do. In his limited action this season, he has thrown for 15 yards and a touchdown. Chugs knows the system and will be a legit QB-1 contender come next year if Grier does decide to leave.
Jack Allison- 6-5 200 LBS Pro Style Sophomore
Allison committed to Miami in 2014 and was delegated to Brad Kaaya’s shadow. In June of 2017, Jack became a Mountaineer after deciding to spur the JUCO route. When Allison selected Miami, he turned down offers from Alabama, Tennessee, Missouri, and more. Allison was a 4-star recruit and could be the real deal. He’ll only be a sophomore next season, so if Grier leaves, he’ll still have a couple years eligibility remaining.
David Israel- 6-3 175 LBS Dual Threat Sophomore
From the looks of it, Israel does not seem as if he is going to take over the QB position. WVU could certainly use him as a running back and wide receiver if ever needed. David was signed for emergency purposes after the Saunders retirement. So, there is a possibility we see Isreal on the field. Just maybe not QB.
Trey Lowe- 6-3 185 LBS Dual Threat Freshman
With older and more experienced guys in front him, I don’t expect Lowe to see the field as a true freshman. The 3-star signal caller out of Bolivar, TN had some notable teams that showed interest in his commitment, including Alabama, Memphis, North Carolina, and Ole Miss.
Hopefully, Grier decides to stay. But if he doesn’t, there is a talented quarterback room waiting for their opportunity.