Rivals.com: West Virginia QB Will Grier one to watch for 2018 Heisman

Add another outlet on the Will Grier 2018 hype train.

West Virginia officially announced the quarterback will return for the 2018 season, and Rivals.com national recruiting director Mike Farrell thinks Grier is a player to watch in the 2018 Heisman Trophy race.

“The numbers are insane and could get better next year in this offense,” Farrell wrote. “If he puts up better numbers and WVU makes a run at the Big 12, he could be the guy.”

In 2017, Grier threw 34 touchdowns, the second most in a single season by a West Virginia quarterback in school history, and for 3,490 yards, the fourth most which was the fourth most in program history, before suffering a season-ending injury on Nov. 18 against Texas. If he can top Geno Smith’s single-season records, he’d presumably have a solid shot at college football’s most prestigious individual honor.

West Virginia figures to be a Big 12 title contender with his return. It certainly helps having the likes of TCU and Oklahoma at home.

The Mountaineers will also be happy to have Grier back when they face Tennessee Week 1 at Bank of America Stadium in Charlotte, N.C. and two weeks later at North Carolina State.

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