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Virginia Tech Decides On Status Of QB Josh Jackson

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BLACKSBURG, VA - NOVEMBER 17: A general view of an end zone pylon during the game between the Virginia Tech Hokies and North Carolina Tar Heels at Lane Stadium on November 17, 2011 in Blacksburg, Virginia. (Photo by Geoff Burke/Getty Images)

The future of Josh Jackson's status with the Virginia Tech football program has reportedly been decided. It's good news for the Hokies.

Jackson, who should be one of the top quarterbacks in the ACC this fall, had been rumored to be facing some punishment for an off the field issue. Reports suggested that he had been suspended indefinitely.

His status has reportedly been figured out, though. He remains with the program.

Andy Bitter first reported the news.

Jackson was reportedly dealing with an academic issue.


Jackson, who started all 13 games for the Hokies last fall, had his future in doubt because of an unspecified academic issue that the university was looking into, news that went public a week and a half ago. The sophomore remained a full member of the team during that period, continuing his offseason workouts as usual.

The academic matter was resolved recently, the source said, with Jackson cleared to stay on Tech's roster and no indication he'd face any type of suspension.

It's great news for Virginia Tech, obviously.

Jackson threw for 2,991 yards and 20 touchdowns as a redshirt freshman last season. He could be an All-ACC type player this season.

Virginia Tech opens its season on Sept. 3 against Florida State.