Hokie's Spring Ball Preview: Quaterbacks
Here's a look at the quarterbacks that will be fighting for the starting job this Spring.
Micheal Brewer Sr.
The senior transfer quarterback will be the favorite to land the starting job next year even though he may not be the crowd favorite. He led the Hokies to big victories against Ohio State and Cincinnati, but lost home games to East Carolina, Georgia Tech, and Boston College. Brewer proved to be very tough and strong willed last year. He would constantly get up after huge shots, but he also made some questionable decisions. Brewer threw 15 interceptions and averaged just a bit over 6 yards per attempt. He will need to improve his accuracy, which was under 60%, this off-season if he wants to retain his starting role.
Brenden Motley Jr.
The big junior dual threat quarterback will look to claim the starting position next fall. He has a big arm and a great top gear when he scrambles. The Christiansburg native is a big 6'4" quarterback that runs like a running back. Motley saw some action against Duke and Cincinnati last season and was quite impressive. He only completed one pass for 17 yards, as he was used mainly as runner. He would be Brewer's biggest threat to the starting position is Motley continues to impress this Spring.
Andrew Ford Fr. (RS)
The big lefty was red-shirted last year, and will look to steal the starting job this year. He had a lucrative high school career in Pennsylvania, but he will have to make some noise in Spring ball. Ford has typical size to be a pro style quarterback, but Virginia Tech has not recently run that kind of offense.
Chris Durkin Fr. (RS)
Chris Durkin was another red-shirt quarterback for the Hokies last season. He did not dress for any games unlike Andrew Ford, but he will look to change that this season. Durkin was a highly regarded product out of Ohio as a pro style quarterback. Durkin will have to turn many heads to have a shot at the starting job next fall.
Dwayne Lawson Fr.
Dwayne Lawson is going to be Mr. Hype in Blacksburg after the Hokies signed the big Miami product. Lawson is a dual threat quarterback with great size. The four star quarterback could be just the guy the Hokies needed to add some excitement next fall. Lawson will not be in Blacksburg for Spring football, so it's a long shot for Lawson to start next season.