Josh Jackson Transferring to Maryland

By Matthew Filipovits on February 18, 2019 at 10:58 pm
Maryland quarterback Josh Jackson

Mike Locksley's impressive first offseason as Maryland Terrapin's head football coach just keeps getting better, as former Virginia Tech starting quarterback Josh Jackson has announced he will transfer to Maryland.

Jackson looked like a superstar in the making for the Hokies as a redshirt freshman back in 2017, throwing for 2991 yards and 20 touchdowns. He added six more scores on the ground. He got the Hokies off to a hot start in 2018, outscoring their opponents 113-20 in their first three games. That all came crashing down after breaking his leg during Virginia Tech's historic loss to Old Dominion and missing the remainder of the season. The Hokies limped to bowl eligibility in his absence, lost said bowl game, and finished the season with a losing record for the first time since 1992.

All signs point to Jackson being back and healthy by the start of the season. He is expected to be eligible immediately as a graduate transfer and will have two years of eligibility remaining. He will compete with junior Kasim Hill, who started 10 games last season, for the Terp's starting job.