Virginia Tech Hokies current quarterback Michael Brewer has only one remaining year of eligibility, but fans can now breathe a sigh of relief. According to Andy Bitter of the Roanoke Times, high school quarterback Josh Jackson has committed to the program.
A 6-foot-2, 200 pound dual-threat quarterback out of Saline High School in Saline, Michigan, about 44 miles west of Detroit, Jackson had drawn interest from a myriad number of schools including Northwestern, Minnesota and West Virginia, among others.
Naturally, he had nothing but good things to say about his trip to Blacksburg.
“I felt very comfortable at the school,” Jackson said. “Coach [Scot] Loeffler, I’ve known him all my life, so he’s been just a great coach to me. Really enjoyed the campus, so just fell in love when I got there.”
Virginia Tech has long had quarterbacks that can use their legs as well as make good throws, namely Michael Vick and Tyrod Taylor, and Jackson is now set to join that elite group. In a year, he’s going to be one of the more exciting players to watch in college football.
The Hokies open the 2015 season on September 7, playing the defending champion Ohio State Buckeyes at Lane Stadium in Blacksburg.
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