Mike Locksley has won some big recruiting battles since taking over at Maryland and now he’s looking at having some experience at quarterback going into his first season with the announcement that former Virginia Tech quarterback Josh Jackson will be transferring to the Terrapins. Jackson is a graduate transfer so he will be able to play this season.
Jackson wasn’t able to stay healthy this past season, playing in only three games and as a result he only threw five touchdowns, but the season before he complete 59.6% of his passes, threw for 2991 yards and threw 20 touchdowns to nine interceptions. His yards per attempt during that 2017 season were good for third in the ACC and on top of solid passing numbers, Jackson ran for 324 yards and six touchdowns.
This past season Maryland really struggled passing the ball, throwing for only 12 touchdowns as a team and as a team they only averaged to throw for 141.3 yards per game.
With those low passing numbers that Maryland put up this past season, Josh Jackson should be a very welcome sight because he will bring some stability to the position and on top of that, he will give Mike Locksley someone who has a good amount of playing time under his belt while incoming four-star quarterback Lance LeGendre learns for a season.