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Report: Star College Football QB Suspended For Academic Issue

A general view of Virginia Tech's football field.

BLACKSBURG, VA - SEPTEMBER 17: A general view of Lane Stadium during the game between the Virginia Tech Hokies and the Boston College Eagles on September 17, 2016 in Blacksburg, Virginia. Virginia Tech defeated Boston College 35-7. (Photo by Michael Shroyer/Getty Images)

A star ACC quarterback has reportedly been suspended indefinitely pending an investigation into an academic issue. News of the suspension has yet to be officially confirmed, but it broke this afternoon.

Mike McDaniel reports that Virginia Tech starting quarterback Josh Jackson has been suspended indefinitely "pending an investigation into an academic issue, per sources."

The sophomore quarterback threw for 2,743 yards and 19 touchdowns last season.

There have been "rumors" swirling about Jackson's reported suspension for a couple of hours.

Jackson was one of the most-promising quarterbacks in the ACC last season, starting as a freshman. He threw for nearly 250 yards and 1 touchdown in the bowl game loss to Oklahoma State.

The 6-foot-1 quarterback is projected to be one of the best quarterbacks in the country this fall.

Virginia Tech is set to open its 2018 season on a major stage. The Hokies are playing Florida State on Labor Day. Kickoff is set for 8 p.m. E.T. on ESPN.