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.