Redshirt freshman quarterback Andrew Ford has been granted a scholarship release and will transfer from Virginia Tech, reports Norm Wood of the Daily Press. Ford was granted his release on May 19.
The first quarterback recruited to Blacksburg by offensive coordinator Scot Loeffler, Ford redshirted in his only season with the team. He went 3-for-8 for 61 yards in the spring game.
Ford hails from Camp Hill, Pa. and was considered a significant pickup for Virginia Tech when he was recruited in 2013. The 6-3, 198-pound quarterback was the Gatorade state player of the year for Pennsylvania in that year. He enrolled early in Jan. 2014 making this his second spring in Blacksburg.
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Most likely, Ford's transfer has to do with playing time. After spring practice, Ford was still third on the depth chart behind senior Michael Brewer and junior Brenden Motley. The Hokies are also adding the much heralded Dwayne Lawson out of Tampa, Fla. in the fall.
Lawson, an incoming freshman, is considered by many recruiting analysts to be the best quarterback recruit for Virginia Tech since Tyrod Taylor.
Ford will have to sit out for a season if he transfers to another FBS program as per NCAA transfer rules.
In addition to Ford, junior tight end Dakota Jackson reportedly will also seek to transfer, though he has not yet requested a scholarship release from the school.
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The Virginia Cavaliers football team is coming off a 21-pt victory last week and has won four of their last five games, yet is an underdog on the road against Georgia Tech.
UVA, at 4-2 (7-3 overall), is trying to stay alive in the ACC Coastal, led by the Pitt Panthers entering Saturday's action. Georgia Tech is also coming into the game on a hot streak, having won five of its last six matchups.
The Yellow Jackets are two games behind Pitt in the loss column, sitting at 4-3 in ACC play, and will finish up their regular season next week at 5th-ranked Georgia. UVA will wrap up on the road as well, facing in-state rival Virginia Tech.
Georgia Tech is favored over UVA by 4.5 points. Here's how to watch.
UVA CAVALIERS vs. GEORGIA TECH YELLOW JACKETS: HOW TO WATCH
What: University of Virginia Cavaliers vs. Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets
Where: Bobby Dodd Stadium at Grant Field, located in Atlanta, GA.
When: Saturday, November 17 at 3:30 p.m. EST
TV Channel: The Virginia Cavaliers vs. Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets will be broadcast on NBC Sports Washington. (NBC Sports Washington channel Finder)
At 5-2 (7-3 overall) in the CAA, Delaware is currently in a four-way tie for second place in te conference. The Blue Hens are just one game back of Maine, and their recent hot streak is to thank.
Delaware had won five in a row, and sevon of eight, entering last week's matchup with Stony Brook. They fell 17-3, and are now looking to close out the regular season strong.
Villanova has struggled much of the season, sitting at just 1-6 (4-6 overall). albany is the only team in the CAA with fewer wins, and they've been cold. The Wildcats have lost five of their last six games.
Delaware is favored by 10 points as they hope to get back into first place.
Here's how to watch.
DELAWARE BLUE HENS vs. VILLANOVA WILDCATS: HOW TO WATCH
What: University of Delaware Blue Hens vs. Villanova University Wildcats
Where: Delaware Stadium, located in Newark, DE.
When: Saturday, November 17 at 12 p.m. EST
TV Channel: The Delaware Blue Hens vs. Villanova Wildcats will be broadcast on NBC Sports Washington Plus. (NBC Sports Washington channel Finder)