Virginia Tech's quarterback room is back to being full again. The Hokies picked up a big transfer on Saturday when it was announced that former Oregon quarterback Braxton Burmeister would transfer into the program.
Burmeister comes to Virginia Tech after spending two seasons in Oregon. He saw action in 11 games over that time, making five starts for the Ducks. During his time at Oregon, Burmeister completed 49 of 87 pass attempts for 373 yards and two touchdowns. His five starts came during his freshman season, becoming only the second true freshman to start for Oregon since 1983.
Burmeister signed with Oregon in January of 2017 as a four-star dual threat recruit. He is listed at 6-foot-1, 204 pounds. The La Jolla, Ca. native was ranked the No. 305 overall player in the 2017 recruiting class.
Burmeister will join Ryan Willis, Quincy Patterson and Hendon Hooker at the quarterback position at Virginia Tech. Due to NCAA transfer rules, he will have to sit out the 2019 season.
Virginia Tech was lacking depth at the quarterback position just a few weeks ago. 2017 starter Josh Jackson announced his intent to transfer and was followed by Hooker making the same announcement. Tech recruited and signed 2019 commit Knox Kadum from Rome, Ga. to provide depth. Hooker announced just last week that he would be returning to the Hokies as well and taking his name out of the NCAA transfer portal.
With Hooker's decision to stay and Burmeister's transfer, the Hokies have plenty of depth and talent at the quarterback position, even if Burmeister cannot play next season. With Willis having a year of starting experience under his belt and able to provide some leadership, the team should feel good about its quarterback prospects in the near future.