Dec 30, 2013; Nashville, TN, USA; Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets quarterback Vad Lee (2) throws against the Mississippi Rebels during the second half at LP Field. The Rebels beat the Yellow Jackets 25-17. Mandatory Credit: Don McPeak-USA TODAY Sports

Vad Lee Transferring From Georgia Tech

According to Rivals, Georgia Tech quarterback Vad Lee will be transferring next season. From JacketsOnline.com:

Sources confirmed with Jacketsonline that Lee will most likely transfer down to a FCS program where he can play immediately since he already burned his redshirt year. Possible destinations for Lee include James Madison, Elon and Richmond, which are all closer to his hometown of Durham. An officially announcement about Lee’s transfer could come as early as next week when the football staff returns from vacation.

During his first year as a starter in Paul Johnson’s triple-option offense, Lee threw for 1,561 yards and 11 touchdowns while rushing for 513 yards and eight TDs. However, Lee also had just a 45.6 completion percentage, threw 10 interceptions and averaged just 2.8 yards per rush.

According to Jackets Online, Lee’s rushing numbers were the weakest of Johnson’s two other quarterbacks–Tevin Washington and Joshua Nesbitt.

With Lee leaving, Johnson is left with four options at quarterback: Justin Thomas, Tim Byerly, Ty Griffin, and incoming freshman Matthew Jordan. It will be interesting to see where Lee ends up transferring, and what Paul Johnson has to say about his decision and what he will be doing in his absence.

We’ll be sure to let you know when the news breaks. For now, what do you think about Lee’s decision?

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