Virginia Tech opens its 2017 campaign on Sunday night with a top 25 clash against rival West Virginia.
When the Hokies step onto the field, the offense will be led by freshman quarterback Josh Jackson. While Jackson will be getting his first taste of action at the FBS level, he will apparently be taking in some knowledge and motivation from one of the best to ever play his position.
According to Jackson’s father, Fred, the signal-caller is expecting a pre-game call from the one and only Tom Brady.
“Tom says he’s going to call him,” Fred said, via the Roanoke Times. “And if Tom says he’s going to do something, he’ll do it.”
Jackson’s father knows Brady, because he served as an offensive assistant at Michigan when the New England Patriots star was an unknown prospect.
Fred Jackson also is a former quarterback, so he has extra insight on what it takes to find success under center. And with that experience, he is confident his son has what it takes to make a positive impression in his first collegiate action.
We will find out if the words from Brady and advice from his father lead to a strong showing from Jackson in his debut.
Virginia Tech and West Virginia are set to kickoff at 7:30 p.m. ET on ABC.
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