For most of the lead-up to the 2014 season, most analysts prognosticated that Virginia Tech’s coaching staff would either stick with veteran Mark Leal or try out an incoming freshman at quarterback, but some recent developments have opened up some new possibilities for the Hokies.
As a fifth-year senior, Leal has long seemed like the front-runner for the job heading into spring practice.
But if he fails to impress this spring, any discussion of the Hokies’ other options have largely centered on Tech’s trio of impressive quarterback recruits in the 2014 class.
However, that kind of thinking excludes the potential for the Hokies to give some surprise contenders a look.
In fact, there have been some recent rumblings that the Hokies are contenders to land a pair of different transfer QBs, either to push Leal for the starting spot or give the team some veteran depth.
Either way, the coaches seem as if they won’t be limiting the quarterback competition to just the obvious players.
Read on to learn about some of the other surprising contenders for Tech’s top QB spot.