Nov 30, 2013; Atlanta, GA, USA; Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets quarterback Vad Lee (2) drops back to pass in the first half against the Georgia Bulldogs at Bobby Dodd Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Daniel Shirey-USA TODAY Sports
The offseason is never short of surprises, both good and bad, but this is one that nobody was expecting at Georgia Tech.
Rivals.com Georgia Tech site, jacketsonline.com is reporting that multiple sources have confirmed to them that Georgia Tech starting quarterback Vad Lee intends to transfer.
From Kelly Quinlan, at jacketsonline.com –
“The Music Bowl apparently marks the end of the Vad Lee era at Georgia Tech. Multiple sources informed Jacketsonline Thursday evening that Lee plans to leave the Yellow Jacket program and will transfer elsewhere for his final two seasons of eligibility.”
Currently it is not known where Lee intends to transfer, but more than likely he would have to look at an FCS school if he wants to play next season, unless he is somehow eligible for a hardship exemption from the NCAA.
There are many that thought head coach Paul Johnson showed too little patience with the young quarterback in trying to teach him the intricacies of his option offense, but it’s not known whether or not that has anything to do with Lee’s decision.
In two seasons with the Yellow Jackets, Lee passed for 2,157 yards, with 15 touchdowns and 13 interceptions, posting a career 132.9 pass efficiency rating. He also ran for 1,057 yards, scoring 17 touchdowns on the ground, and averaging 3.8 yards per carry.
Check back with us for updates as more information is released.
UPDATE: 1/2/14 9:03 pm – The story has been confirmed by the Atlanta Journal-Constitution