Former Nebraska quarterback A.J. Bush has signed on with Virginia Tech days after the Hokies 2016 signal-caller, Jerod Evans, announced his departure to the NFL.
Bush comes via Iowa Western Community College. According to the Roanoke Times’ Andy Bitter, the Georgia-native has been working out at the Dennis Gile Quarterback Academy in Arizona. Bush signed with Nebraska in 2014, but spent two years on the bench battling for the third-string spot.
The 6-foot-4, 225-pound left-hander from Alpharetta, Ga. will be immediately eligible to play next fall in Blacksburg as a redshirt junior.
— Aj Bush (@ajbush23) January 6, 2017
Bush will enter the Hokies spring camp as a redshirt junior.
Per Roanoke Times’ Bitter:
“Bush went to Norcross High in Georgia, where he was a two-star athlete during his initial recruitment. As a senior in 2013, he threw for 2,101 yards and 16 touchdowns and added another 764 yards on the ground and 13 more scores for a state championship team. He had offers from Boston College and Marshall, in addition to Cincinnati, Kansas State, Toledo, Troy and Georgia State.
He didn’t get on the field at Nebraska, and the lefty’s numbers at Iowa Western last fall don’t necessarily jump off the page. He threw for 602 yards and completed 45 percent of his passes, tossing three touchdowns and eight interceptions in partial playing time. He ran for 285 yards and five scores.”
Bitter mentioned that the Hokies currently have one scholarship quarterback on the roster who will be here this spring: freshman Josh Jackson. Meanwhile, two other walk-on quarterbacks round out the roster in Jack Click and Chase Mummau. Hendon Hooker, a 2017 commitment, is expected to enroll early to go through spring drills.
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