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WVU 2022 QB Competition Outlook

With starting quarterback Jarret Doege officially announcing on New Years Eve that he will be transferring from West Virginia for his final year of eligibility, we can take a look at what the post-Doege era will look like at the quarterback position.

The three quarterbacks set to be on the team next season are sophomore Garrett Greene, sophomore Will “Goose” Crowder and true freshman Nicco Marchiol. The trio of this spring and summer. Now, let’s meet all three of the quarterbacks set to compete for a starting role under center.

Garrett Greene

The dual-threat quarterback will be coming off a freshman campaign which saw him play the most time behind Doege this year seeing snaps in 10 games. Greene’s season high performance came against Long Island in the Mountaineers home opener in which he ran for 98 yards and two touchdowns and also passed for 57 yards while completing four of seven pass attempts. The quarterback has the ability to both run and pass but rushed for far more yards than he passed for on the season.

The Tallahassee, Florida, native should resort back to his high school days where he tossed for more yards (1,155) than rushed (930) for his senior campaign if he would like to see more snaps in a West Virginia uniform. Another option could be to play Greene a lot with the true freshman Marchiol and create a mix of passing and rushing quarterbacks to throw defenses off balance.

Will “Goose” Crowder

The other freshman this past season alongside Greene was Crowder who did not play nearly as much as the dual-threat quarterback but did see some playing time. The lone game Crowder played in this season was against Long Island in which he went for 28 yards passing on only two completions. Crowder is most definitely more of a passing quarterback finishing his high school career tossing 20 touchdowns and 2,132 yards his senior year.

“I’m really excited about him. He can really throw the ball, he’s been a terrific leader on the scout team and he just completes passes. I’m really excited about Goose,” said head coach Neal Brown.

While in high school, Crowder also finished his career as a Sports Illustrated All-American Finalist and a 2019 All-Birmingham High School football team honorable mention by AL.com. If Crowder would like to see more playing time and possibly start under center next year, he will have to prove his development in his passing game and reading defenses in order to make plays happen through the air.

Nicco Marchiol

The Chandler, Arizona, native just recently attended the West Virginia football team’s practice and bowl game in Phoenix last week near his hometown. The true freshman next season carries a very similar play style to Greene in that he can both rush and pass the ball very effectively. Marchiol was a four star quarterback out of high school and committed to the Mountaineers on June 21.

“He’s got some ‘it’ factor,” Neal Brown said of Marchiol. “He’s going to be a guy that’s a fan favorite from day 1. He’s got the charisma. He’s got strong leadership capabilities. He’s a student of the game. He loves football. He’s been groomed from an early age by his father Ken to be a Division One and and hopefully an NFL quarterback.”

Marchiol has led his Hamilton high school team on a number of impressive victories this season with none being more exciting than the win over Bishop Gorman in which Marchiol led an 18-point comeback in the final two minutes of regulation. The quarterback is coming out of high school ranked as the No. 2 recruit out of Arizona and the No. 22 quarterback in the country.

Photo by Bryan Dougherty, Blue Gold Sports

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