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

Georgia Tech QB Vad Lee to transfer


The Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets will be looking for a new quarterback in the 2014 season.

According to Ken Sugiura of The Atlanta Journal-Constitution, quarterback Vad Lee will transfer.

After one season as a starter, Georgia Tech quarterback will transfer, according to a person close to the team who is familiar with Lee’s decision.

Jackets Online, Georgia Tech’s Rivals.com site, is also reporting the news, saying, “multiple sources informed Jacketsonline Thursday evening that Lee plans to leave the Yellow Jacket program and will transfer elsewhere for his final two seasons of eligibility.”

Neither website knew what the reason was for Lee’s seemingly sudden transfer. Lee just played with the Yellow Jackets on December 30 in their 25-17 loss to the Ole Miss Rebels in the Music City Bowl. In the game, Lee completed just five-of-17 passes for one touchdown and one interception and rushed  only 24 yards on 16 carries.

For the season, Lee went 82-of-180 for 1,561 yards with 11 touchdowns and 10 interceptions. He rushed for 513 yards and eight touchdowns on 182 attempts.

Freshmn Justin Thomas was Georgia Tech’s second-leading passer this season and sophomore Tim Byerly also saw action.

Georgia Tech also currently has a commitment from three-star quarterback Matthew Jordan in the class of 2014.

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