But even if Crest enrolls, it will leave WVU in the fall with only a healthy Millard, a recovering Trickett and two newcomers who will need time to adjust to the system. Only a few weeks ago it appeared as if WVU might have three healthy veterans and two newcomers.
The 6-foot-5, 234-pound Childress emerged as West Virginia's starting quarterback in the third game of last season after Millard started the first two and while Trickett was still adapting to the system. But in his second start Childress suffered a torn pectoral muscle and did not play again.
Trickett then assumed the starting role and, with the exception of one game he sat out injured, kept it the rest of the season.
Because Childress has already used his redshirt season, he cannot sit out a year and retain three years of eligibility. Whether he goes the junior college route and plays next season or transfers and sits out a year, he would have two years remaining beginning in 2015.
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