Quincy Patterson Enters The Transfer Portal

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Quincy Patterson sparked the Hokies against UNC, but his Virginia Tech career appears to be over. (Ivan Morozov)

Virginia Tech quarterback Quincy Patterson has decided to enter the transfer portal according to head coach Justin Fuente.  Joining Patterson in the portal is fellow redshirt sophomore Darryle Simmons, both members of the 2018 recruiting class, as well as redshirt freshman wideout Elijah Bowick.

Patterson came to Virginia Tech from Chicago after a very good showing at the Elite 11 quarterback competition.  He drew rave reviews from many, including Elite 11 instructor and former NFL quarterback Trent Dilfer.  Everyone knew Patterson was a raw player at the time, but they also believed he had a very high ceiling. 

After redshirting in 2018, Patterson played a bit in 2019, leading the Hokies to a six-overtime victory over UNC after Hendon Hooker was injured and Ryan Willis was benched.  He started the next week’s game against Notre Dame.  Patterson also filled in admirably this season against NC State with Hendon Hooker out and Braxton Burmeister picking up an injury during the game.

For his career, Patterson was 22-of-52 (42.3%) for 359 yards, with four touchdowns and one interception.  He also ran for 333 yards and three touchdowns while averaging 4.5 yards per carry.

Darryle Simmons came to Blacksburg from Philadelphia as a 3-star or 4-star wide receiver, depending on which scouting service you use.  He caught one pass last season as a redshirt freshman.  He missed the first half of the 2020 season with an injury, and couldn’t break into the playing rotation among his return.

Bowick was a prolific receiver from Charlotte who picked the Hokies over Notre Dame, Georgia, Wisconsin, West Virginia, and many others.  However, he tore his ACL and damaged his meniscus while redshirting last season.  He was only cleared to return to football activities last month, and he hasn’t been able to crack the playing rotation at wide receiver.

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  1. Feunte wastes talent. We almost lost Hooker because of his in ability to develop talent. Lets hope QP reconsiders his decision and Fuente is gone year end. Cannot believe QP could not have used as a role player on offense.

  2. Shame…real big shame we couldn’t develop a player of his physical makeup and intellect! Wish him all the best and hope to see him play well where ever he lands!

  3. I wish them all the best! QP will be playing somewhere next season for sure. Hard to understand how Simmons and Bowick couldn’t crack the lineup when I read often that our starting receivers can’t get separation and open. Coaching staff should’ve given those guys a chance to see what they could do. Could have been a breakout player there perhaps but we will never know. Good look guys!

  4. I won’t be the least bit surprised to see QP make us very, very sorry we didn’t play him more…

  5. Happy for QP hopefully will find place where he can play… His passing is not good enough for Power 5 football and neither is our coach.

        1. That’s not quite right either. Not saying QP can or can’t develop, but if Cornelsen doesn’t have the ability to develop QB’s, it doesn’t matter.

          Exactly which QB’s at VT have gotten better? JJ, no. Willis, no. Hooker, no. QP, no. BB, we don’t know.

    1. I agree on his passing. If he had the potential there we would have used it. He had plenty of chances to win the job and couldn’t do it. QP couldn’t beat Willis, then couldn’t beat HH, and couldn’t even get the starting nod this year when HH couldn’t play at the beginning of the year. I assume it’s his passing ability that was lacking.

  6. Good luck Quincy. Wish you all the best.

    I am not buying that our staff are great evaluators or developers of talent. Way too much turnover of recruits. Something is just amiss with this team.

  7. Wish them all the best. QP is nothing but a class act and a really smart kid with a great future ahead wherever he goes.

  8. well let’s do the cost accounting….. 3 athletic scholarships plus an allocated pro-rata portion of the tens of millions of dollars every year spent that make-up the VT industrial football complex divided by how many football games/or plays we got in return out of said players ……hmmm, what a bargain.

  9. Can’t argue with any of those decisions. Best of luck to all. QP could definitely tear it up at the right school with the right scheme.

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