QB Will Grier ruled eligible to play in West Virginia's 2017 opener vs. Virginia Tech

Will Grier's suspension is over.

West Virginia coach Dana Holgorsen took to Twitter on Tuesday to announce that Grier will be the team's starting quarterback in the season opener against Virginia Tech. Unlike other similar situations, this wasn't a case where Grier was competing with another quarterback for the gig, but rather the NCAA.

Grier was suspended halfway through the 2015 season after a positive test for performance-enhancing drugs while he was a freshman at Florida. The suspension was for a full year, half of which Grier served in Gainesville. Following the season, however, Grier transferred to West Virginia.

There had been some question as to whether the NCAA would force Grier to sit out the first half of the 2017 season, but West Virginia applied for a waiver since Grier sat out the entire 2016 season due to his transfer.

The NCAA granted the waiver, and Grier will be the Mountaineers' starter when the season begins.

In six games for the Gators in 2015, Grier threw for 1,204 yards and 10 touchdowns. He played well in West Virginia's spring game, completing 12 of his 18 passes for 202 yards.

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