Report: Virginia Tech QB Josh Jackson to seek transfer

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BLACKSBURG, Va. (WDBJ7) -- Virginia Tech quarterback Josh Jackson plans to seek a transfer from the program, sources have told WDBJ7.

Jackson has submitted his name to be in the NCAA transfer portal, which all coaches have access to. That doesn't necessarily mean he will transfer, but it is "extremely likely," sources say.

Virginia Tech coach Justin Fuente addressed the transfer request in a statement released by the school.

“Our coaching staff remains firmly committed to developing a winning culture at Virginia Tech where our student-athletes can learn, grow and thrive in all aspects of their lives. As head coach I certainly understand when young men desire to explore their options by entering themselves in the NCAA’s transfer portal. Immediate eligibility for graduate transfers has become another piece of the changing landscape for college football student-athletes and coaches across the country," the statement said.

“I respect the fact that each individual’s circumstances and situation are different. We will continue to support all our student-athletes and wish them best whether their future is at Virginia Tech or another institution," Fuente continued in the statement.

Jackson was injured in the Hokies' loss to Old Dominion, suffering a broken fibula.

Jackson threw for 2,991-yards and 20 touchdowns in 13 games as a redshirt freshman in 2017.