Former VT Quarterback Ricardo Young Transferring to Maryland?

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Not the first time we've heard of this, but with the departure of Danny O there's some extra concern about quarterbacks nowadays. Via IMS on Twitter. The link goes to a paywall but you should get the basics from the tweet:

Young is a 2010 guy originally, where he was a three-star and picked VT over Maryland, Cincinnati, Louisville, Syracuse, Virginia, and West Virginia, among others. He's a dual-threat guy with impressive athleticism, so he should be able to play the same way as C.J. Brown, which should help avoid that weird "runner vs. passer" thing last year. He doesn't have a very strong arm but scouts loved his timing and short-to-intermediate accuracy, which would make him a very good spread QB.

I have no idea when he'd be able to play, though. The timeline is a little confusing. Young redshirted at VT in 2010, but after a year - in August of 2011 - he decided to transfer and landed at New Mexico, where he'd have to sit out a year due to transfer rules. He was only there for a few months, though, as Locksley was fired in late September and Young left about a week later in October. Then Young landed in Iowa Western Community College.

At some point, he'd be eligible to play. I'm not sure, though, how the rules work with a VT guy coming back into the conference - two calendar years haven't passed - and even though he spent the last year at a CC, again, a calendar year hasn't passed since he was last enrolled in another school, so a strict interpretation of the rules would mean he wouldn't be available until at least 2013.

If there are any lawyers in the building with an NCAA Transfer Manual and have a different interpretation, I'm welcome to it. Anyway, Young is an interesting guy with a lot of athleticism, a former All-Met and three-star from a few years ago. Even if he's not eligible right away, it'd be nice to get another QB in practice to push C.J. And getting another D.C. guy in the building can never be a bad thing.

Now, if we could just get Deon Long on board.

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