247sports.com has reported that Virginia Tech Head Coach Justin Fuente has named junior quarterback Ryan Willis the starting quarterback for the Duke game and moving forward. The 6-foot-4 inch 223-pound player will replace Josh Jackson as the starting quarterback, following his injury that will keep him out indefinitely. The injury has been confirmed as a fractured left fibula.
In Virginia Tech’s loss against Old Dominion, Jackson was injured as he scrambled away from the defense, only to have a defender fall on his leg. The quarterback was carted off to the locker room only to return to the sidelines in a walking boot and crutches. Fuente confirmed his status on Monday during their weekly press conference.