Vad Lee Will Transfer from Georgia Tech

Joseph ZuckerFeatured ColumnistJanuary 2, 2014

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It's one and done for Vad Lee. After what was his first season as Georgia Tech's starting quarterback, the sophomore reportedly plans to transfer.

According to Ken Sugiura of The Atlanta Journal-Constitution:

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.

Lee, a redshirt sophomore, will have two years of eligibility remaining. Tech completed its season Monday at the Music City Bowl, where the Yellow Jackets lost 25-17 to Ole Miss. Rivals website first reported Lee’s planning to transfer earlier Thursday.

Updates from Friday, Jan. 3

Georgia Tech made things official via the team's website, stating that "As widely reported Thursday evening, Georgia Tech sophomore quarterback Vad Lee will transfer to another school, head coach Paul Johnson confirmed."

The statement also supplied Lee's thoughts:

"Making the decision to leave Georgia Tech was difficult for me. I am very close -- and will continue to be close -- with my teammates. I will also miss the overwhelming support I received the last three years from Yellow Jacket nation.

"I greatly appreciate the opportunity Coach Johnson gave me, as well the chance to work with coaches like Brian Bohannon and Bryan Cook. Thanks as well to (recruiting coordinator) Andy McCollum, who helped recruit me to Tech.

"My decision was also difficult because I know first-hand the talent coming back next season. I just felt that it is a good time for me to get a fresh start for my final two years of college."

And Johnson's:

"Vad is a young man with high character and I appreciate all the work that he put into our program and to Georgia Tech during his three years here. This is a decision made by Vad and his family, and while you don't like losing talented players, I wish nothing but the best for Vad in the future."