Texas A&M Transfer QB Commits to Virginia Tech
Justin Fuente and the Virginia Tech Football Staff strike again in the same week with the landing of Texas A&M Transfer Quarterback, Connor Blumrick. The former Aggie quarterback decided to transfer to the Hokies on Tuesday afternoon with a commitment tweet.
Texas A&M will always hold a special place in my heart. The friends and family that I have made here will stick with me forever. With that being said, I am excited to announce that I have committed to continue my football career at Virginia Tech University #gohokies pic.twitter.com/NU0qrUlTXs— Connor Lee Blumrick (@ConnorBlumrick) January 12, 2021
Coming out of Pearland High School in Texas, Blumrick held a 247 Composite Rating of 0.8462. In his recruitment from the Aggies, Blumrick was recruited mainly as a quarterback, but surprisingly played some running back in college. This comes to a surprise to most as Blumrick comes in at 6'5 and weighing in at 215 pounds.
Blumrick held other offers such as Ole Miss, Memphis, and Texas State during his high school recruitment.
During his time at Texas A&M, Blumrick didn't record many stats at the quarterback spot. The Texas A&M coaching staff elected to not waste Blumrick's talent. And due to the strong competition at the QB spot for the Aggies he was moved to running back. This is where we saw the transfer play most of his snaps at Texas A&M, amounting for 10 carries for 48 yards.
It is being said that the Hokies are going to try Blumrick out at the quarterback position above all, especially with the loss of Hendon Hooker and Quincy Patterson to the Transfer Portal. We could very well have a QB competition come spring time between Braxton Burmeister and Connor Blumrick, and maybe even True-Freshman Tahj Bullock whether he is redshirted or not.
Blumrick joins the Hokies as the fourth commitment out of the Transfer Portal this offseason joining Vanderbilt DB Tae Daley, Maryland OL Johnny Jordan, and Clemson DT Jordan Williams. Keep an eye on what the Hokies are bringing in through the portal this offseason, as this was a focus point last season.