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The Power 5 transfers keep on rolling in for Virginia Tech as the Hokies gained a commitment today from Texas A&M QB/ATH Connor Lee Blumrick.
Texas A&M will always hold a special place in my heart. The friends and family that I have made here will stick with me forever. With that being said, I am excited to announce that I have committed to continue my football career at Virginia Tech University #gohokies pic.twitter.com/NU0qrUlTXs— Connor Lee Blumrick (@ConnorBlumrick) January 12, 2021
Blumrick becomes the fourth transfer that the Hokies have landed this cycle joining Clemson DT Jordan Williams, Maryland OL Johnny Jordan, and Vanderbilt S Tae Daley. He will be a grad transfer and have two years of eligibility remaining due to the free year rule for the 2020 season.
Blumrick also becomes the third QB to transfer from a Power 5 school to Virginia Tech under Justin Fuente joining Ryan Willis and Braxton Burmeister. He also spent some time at TE and RB while at A&M and could be moved around if QB doesn't work out for him at Tech.
Blumrick left A&M primarily because he wanted to play QB and A&M was using him in other roles. His addition boosts the QB depth chart after the departures of Hendon Hooker and Quincy Patterson with Blumrick being the favorite to be Braxton Burmeister's backup over Tech's younger QB duo of Knox Kadum and Tahj Bullock.
Tech did look at other quarterbacks including FCS standout and Virginia native Jason Brown, but the Hokies decided to make Blumrick a higher priority and landed him. The focus likely will shift to the offensive line to fill the remaining open spots for spring practice though there could be other players targeted for spots that will open in time for the summer.
We will have more as this story develops.