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Broad Run All-Met quarterback Connor Jessop commits as preferred walk-on at Virginia Tech


All-Met QB Connor Jessop will walk on at Virginia Tech. (Richard A. Lipski/RICHARD LIPSKI/FOR THE WASHINGTON POST)

The 6-foot-4, 210-pound Jessop led the Spartans to a Virginia AA Division 4 title as a sophomore in 2009 and passed for 1,888 yards and 16 touchdowns with five interceptions this season. He also rushed for 296 yards and five scores.

Despite his on-field success, Jessop has not picked up any Football Bowl Subdivision offers. With Richmond the only school that put a scholarship on the table, Jessop opted to commit to the Hokies when recruiter Torrian Gray offered him a walk-on spot.

“I turned in my application yesterday and it should be made official briefly,” Jessop wrote in a text. “But I gave them my word on it and [that’s] that.”

Jessop is the second Ashburn quarterback to go to Virginia Tech as a walk-on. Former Stone Bridge quarterback Brian Rody took the same route after graduating last year and redshirted for the Hokies this season.

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