South Carolina QB transfer Jason Brown has wanted to be a Hokie for a while, but he never had the scholarship opportunity he wanted until now.
Brown announced on Twitter that he will be transferring to Virginia Tech.
Been waiting awhile for this one.. I’m comin’ HOME! 🧡🦃 pic.twitter.com/Sxn5uRVi9U— Jason Brown (@JasonBrown_QB) January 6, 2022
Brown comes to Virginia Tech after an up-and-down season at South Carolina where he didn't get a starting opportunity till year, but led the Gamecocks to wins over Florida and Auburn while throwing for 8 touchdowns, 721 yards, and a 55.6% completion rate. Brown started his career at Saint Francis and was the starting QB in 2019 earning All-NEC Second Team honors while leading the conference in passing yards (3,084) and passing touchdowns (28).
Jason Brown is a Spotsylvania County, VA native who played at Chancellor HS and was offered as a PWO LB coming out of high school before being overlooked by VT when he entered the transfer portal last offseason. Brown wanted to be at VT but on scholarship and unsurprisingly, the Hokies are giving him his chance this time after showing loads of potential at South Carolina.
Brown gives Virginia Tech a competent, veteran quarterback to lead the room and compete for the starting job against fellow incoming Marshall transfer Grant Wells. He's a guy who clearly has wanted to be at Virginia Tech for a long time based on previous comments to us and whether he ends up being the starting QB or not, he's definitely the type of locker room culture guy that should prove valuable for Brent Pry.
We will have more as this story develops.