Virginia Tech received some relieving news on Tuesday, as quarterback Josh Jackson has been cleared of his academic issue and will remain a full member of the Hokies, according to a source obtained by Roanoke Times reporter Andy Bitter.
The future of the sophomore Jackson with the Hokies was hanging in the balance because of an “unspecified academic issue that the university was looking into” as of a week and a half ago.
Jackson remained a full member of the team in that time and was still conducting his offseason workouts.
Now that the academic matter has been resolved, Jackson isn’t expected to face any type of suspension, which would have him available for the season opener at Florida State on Labor Day night.
With Jackson behind center as a redshirt freshman, Virginia Tech posted a 9-4 record. Jackson amassed 2,991 yards and 20 touchdowns through the air and 324 yards and 6 touchdowns on the ground as a redshirt freshman.
Jackson’s passer efficiency (135.17) was second to only N.C. State’s Ryan Finley among returning ACC quarterbacks.