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Why QB Josh Jackson Is Transferring Out Of Virginia Tech

Josh Jackson escapes from the pocket.

MIAMI GARDENS, FL - NOVEMBER 04: Josh Jackson #17 of the Virginia Tech Hokies rushes during a game Miami Hurricanes at Hard Rock Stadium on November 4, 2017 in Miami Gardens, Florida. (Photo by Mike Ehrmann/Getty Images)

Josh Jackson, Virginia Tech's starting quarterback for the past two seasons, announced on Wednesday night that he was transferring out of the Hokies' program.

The VT quarterback had suffered an injury early in the 2018 season that forced him to miss the rest of the year, but he was expected to be back in plenty of time for 2019.

Details are starting to emerge from Jackson's decision to transfer.

The main reason, according to a report from the Roanoke Times: He felt "disrespected" by the Hokies' coaching staff.

One of the major factors in the decision was that Jackson felt disrespected when asked to compete for the starting quarterback job again this spring, a source close to the quarterback said. Jackson lost his spot when he suffered a fractured left fibula against Old Dominion.

“He won the job as a [redshirt] freshman, he won the job as a sophomore, he breaks his leg and now has to do it all over again?” the source said, of Jackson’s thinking. “He gave them three years.”

Jackson was also concerned about the number of players planning to leave the program, according to a source.

Jackson is one of several Virginia Tech players who have decided to transfer out of the program this offseason.

Hokies' head coach Justin Fuente had to release a statement on the future of the program.

Virginia Tech is coming off a 6-7 season.