Tua Tagovailoa praises Jalen Hurts for staying at Alabama “Will and I spoke at length about the bowl game, and I am fully supportive of his decision to begin preparing for the NFL draft,” West Virginia coach Dana Holgorsen said in a statement, via ESPN. “While we will miss him in Orlando, Will’s commitment and service to WVU Football over the last three years will be talked about for many years to come. He led us with class, hard work and a willingness to learn, and set a high standard for his teammates.”Grier spent the first year of his collegiate career in Florida but decided to transfer to West Virginia in 2016. He is currently listed as the No. 3 draft-eligible quarterback for 2019, according to ESPN’s Mel Kiper. In most projections, Grier is thought to go in the first or second round. Related News The Mountaineers will be without their starting quarterback for their upcoming Camping World Bowl.Will Grier will not participate in the Dec. 28 contest against Syracuse so he can begin preparing for the 2019 NFL Draft. Hugh Freeze named head coach at Liberty Grier announced his decision Saturday. He thanked West Virginia coaches, teammates and fans for their support. He finished his two-year Mountaineer career with 3,864 passing yards and 37 touchdowns this season. WVU went 8-3 and finished tied for third in the Big 12.📝 A message from Will Grier… pic.twitter.com/4mOnm3dRcK— WVU Football (@WVUfootball) December 8, 2018Grier was a Heisman Trophy contender for most of the season, and a finalist for the Maxwell Award, the Manning Award, the Walter Camp Football Foundation Player of the Year Award, the Johnny Unitas Golden Arm Award and the Senior CLASS Award.