Ex-Virginia Tech QB Josh Jackson transferring to Maryland
Maryland has added a quality quarterback to its roster.
On Monday, former Virginia Tech quarterback Josh Jackson announced that he was transferring to Maryland. He made his decision public via Twitter with a brief message.
His announcement came after making an official visit to College Park recently.
Jackson adds quality depth at quarterback for the Terrapins, a position they’ve struggled to find much consistency with in recent years.
— Josh Jackson (@joshiejack17) February 19, 2019
Jackson will come to Maryland as a graduate transfer, making him immediately eligible for the 2019 season. He played in just three games at Virginia Tech in 2018, but sustained a broken leg in the Hokies’ Week 3 game against Old Dominion.
In those three games, Jackson threw for 575 yards and five touchdowns and added 61 yards and a score on the ground.
Jackson’s big year came in 2017, when he threw for an eyelash under 3,000 yards and tossed 20 touchdown passes. He rushed for 324 yards and six touchdowns. Through 16 games, the quarterback has completed passes at a 60 percent clip.
Maryland doesn’t have much depth at quarterback with former starting quarterback Kasim Hill in the transfer portal, expected to move on from College Park. Tyrrell Pigrome gives the Terps some experience at the position, appearing in 23 career games. And incoming four-star dual-threat quarterback Lance LeGendre will be a nice addition to the mix.
But Jackson is a quality passer with ample experience and could provide Maryland with a spark right off the bat. This was another big offseason victory for Mike Locksley.