Former 4-star quarterback Braxton Burmeister will transfer from Oregon to Virginia Tech, the school confirmed on Saturday.
Burmeister is expected to enroll this summer. He is not a graduate transfer, so it’s possible, and perhaps even probable, that he will have to sit out the 2019 season. He redshirted at Oregon in 2018 after playing as a true freshman in 2017.
Burmeister, who is listed at 6-1, 206, started five games for Oregon in 2017. He struggled as a true freshman, completing 57.1% of his passes for 330 yards, with two touchdowns and six interceptions. He appeared in four games for the Ducks in 2018 before taking a redshirt, going 5-of-10 for 43 yards.
Burmeister was a 4-star recruit from La Jolla, California according to the 247 Composite rankings, although the actual 247 rankings listed him as a 3-star recruit and the No. 572 overall recruit in the country. Rivals rated him as a 4-star prospect and the No. 187 overall recruit of the 2017 class, while ESPN rated him as an upper-level 3-star player.
Assuming he has to sit out this year, Burmeister will learn the Tech offense in 2019 and then be expected to compete for the starting job in the spring of 2020.