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Report: Kansas Jayhawks Football QB Ryan Willis transferring to Virginia Tech

CBS’ Dennis Dodd is reporting that Willis will transfer to Virginia Tech.

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CBS Sports’ Dennis Dodd is reporting that KU’s Ryan Willis is transferring to Virginia Tech.

Several other Twitter accounts have picked up and retweeted this as well.

Willis came to KU in 2015 as a three-star recruit out of Bishop Miege HS in Kansas City. He started the final 8 games of his freshman year, eventually setting a KU freshman record with 1,719 yards and 9 TDs.

He struggled to get much playing time in his sophomore season of 2016, battling with Montell Cozart and Carter Stanley for snaps throughout the season. He finished 2016 72-117 for 811 yards with 3 TDs against 7 INTs.

I assume Willis will have to sit out 2017 in accordance with NCAA transfer rules, and have two years of eligibility remaining starting in 2018.

A quick look at Virginia Tech’s roster shows that their starting QB in 2016, Jerod Evans, was a junior, so Willis should have the opportunity to compete for the starting position in 2018.