Virginia Tech QB Andrew Ford to Transfer

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Andrew Ford
Andrew Ford in a Fall 2014 practice.

Multiple outlets are reporting that backup quarterback Andrew Ford will transfer from Virginia Tech.

HokieHaven.com teased the information on Twitter last night without naming Ford, and @wslsScores later tweeted that Ford was the player in question.

The news was later confirmed by Andy Bitter of The Roanoke Times in this article, who tweeted last night that Ford asked for his release about two weeks ago.

Ford, named Pennsylvania’s Gatorade State Player of the Year in 2013, was well-regarded coming out of high school. He never saw any game action at Virginia Tech, and his spring scrimmage performances were inconsistent. His high point was an impressive 12-of-15 performance in a scrimmage in April of 2014.

As of this writing, Ford had not confirmed or discussed the transfer on his Twitter account.

Dakota Jackson‘s transfer, mentioned in the @wslsScores tweet above, has not been confirmed. Bitter reported in his article above that Jackson has not asked for a release from his scholarship.

 

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  1. If I recall correctly, Ford thought he would be the only QB recruit in his class – then Lefty snatched Durkin away from Mich. State. Now, along comes Lawson with a former coach in tow. Combine that with a “less than spectacular” spring, and it probably makes sense for Ford to think about moving on. Despite his lack of playing time, he was a favorite of mine. I wish him success wherever he lands.

    1. I really liked him too. Incredibly intelligent kid, on and off the field. I have a feeling we could see him as the starting QB in a power 5 conference school, or an AAC, Mountain West, whatever, unless he decides to drop down so he can play right away. In any event, wish him the very best. This could end up being a pretty big blow, depending on injuries, etc. But I guess that’s the nature of the game.

  2. I think this says more about Brewer than it does Lawson who hasn’t even arrived. Motley or Durkin figure to be the backups unless Lawson leapfrogs both.

    As for Ford, arm strength has been an issue but 2 spring camps and 1 red-shirt year under Loeffler didn’t hurt him. He’s also got 1.5 semesters under his belt.

    1. No, pretty sure it’s all about Lawson. Why would it have anything to do with Brewer? He’s our Qb this year and then he’s gone. That makes no sense.

    1. I don’t think it would’ve been much of a competition. Ford seems to think so as well, recognized and is making a move in his best interests.

  3. All I can say is I hope Dwayne Lawson qualifies and is the real deal. Strange how you grow to like certain players without ever seeing them play, but I always thought Andrew Ford had something special. I hope he finds a place where he can shine.

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