After Will Grier’s departure last season, the quarterback position was a big problem for the West Virginia Mountaineers in 2019. Oklahoma transfer Austin Kendall was supposed to be the guy to replace Grier, but he really struggled last season.
In nine games, Kendall threw for just 12 touchdowns to go with 10 interceptions. The Mountaineers’ offense really held the team back throughout the season, and unfortunately, Kendall played a big part in that. After Kendall’s struggles, West Virginia turned to junior Jarret Doege to take over.
In four games Doege played reasonably well, tossing seven touchdowns to just three interceptions and completing 65.8% of his passes. Doege figures to have the upper hand to be the starter next season, but last Wednesday the Mountaineers added an interesting option at the quarterback spot for the future.
Garrett Greene, the dual-threat quarterback from Florida, committed to West Virginia on Wednesday. Greene is from Lawton Chiles high school in Tallahassee, Florida. He is a three-star recruit but did get an 87 recruiting rating from 247 sports.
In February, at The Opening Regional, Greene ran a 40-yard dash and was timed at 4.73. That is a very impressive time for a quarterback and shows what speed and athletic ability Greene possesses.
Most of the best quarterbacks in West Virginia history have possessed one common theme, speed. Greene clearly has the speed, and his ability to throw the football is nothing to sneeze at.
Maybe it will take some time, but Garrett Greene could quite possibly be the long-term solutions for the West Virginia Mountaineers at the quarterback spot.