Mountaineers make it official: Oklahoma quarterback Austin Kendall enrolling at WVU

West Virginia University announces that Oklahoma quarterback Austin Kendall has transferred and is enrolling at WVU. (West Virginia University Athletics)

Good news for Mountaineer fans worried about firming up the quarterback ranks with the departure of star Will Grier.

The university officially announced Friday news that broke earlier about Austin Kendall, confirming that the quarterback has transferred from the University of Oklahoma and has enrolled at WVU for the 2019 spring semester.

WVU said in a news release that Kendall, as a graduate transfer, will be eligible immediately for new Coach Neal Brown's team and will have two years of eligibility remaining.

Reports said Oklahoma initially blocked Kendall's transfer, but dropped its opposition.

Kendall should compete for the starting job. The Mountaineers will be looking to replace quarterback Grier, who was selected as the 2018 Senior CLASS Award winner for the NCAA Division I Football Bowl Subdivision.

Jack Allison played quarterback for WVU in its loss to Syracuse in the Camping World Bowl after Grier decided not to play in the game so he could prepare for the NFL. In the Syracuse game, Allison completed 17 of 35 passes for 277 yards for the 8-4 Mountaineers.

For Oklahoma, Kendall saw action in eight games and completed 28 of 39 passes for 265 yards, three touchdowns and no interceptions.

Coming out of high school, Kendall was rated a four-star recruit by ESPN, Rivals and Scout. He was ranked the No. 77 recruit in the nation and the No. 4 pro-style quarterback.

Before signing with the Sooners, he had scholarship offers from Auburn, Clemson, Tennessee, West Virginia and several others.

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