Vad Lee, the starting quarterback at Georgia Tech, plans to transfer, according to Bobby Hill, the athletics director at Durham Hillside, where Lee played his high school football.
Hill said he talked to Lee on Friday at the Hillside gym and that Lee confirmed he planned to transfer from the Georgia Tech program.
“I spoke to Vad today and he confirmed that he was transferring,” Hill said. “He didn’t talk much about it, but he said he was going to transfer.”
Hillside has a tradition of former football players coming to the Hillside gym in the days after Christmas to meet and shoot basketball. Lee was at the school gym when Hill spoke to him.
ESPN’s Joe Schad earlier had tweeted, “GT QB Vad Lee said he will transfer. ‘The triple option was never really my thing,’ Lee said.”
Lee was an option quarterback at Hillside and led the Hornets to a 16-0 season and the N.C. High School Athletic Association 4A championship in 2010. Hillside beat Davie County 40-0 in the title game as Lee passed for 264 yards and three touchdowns.
Lee passed for 2,959 yards and ran for 1,275 yards during his senior season at Hillside.
Lee, a redshirt sophomore, started all of Georgia Tech’s games this season. He was Tech’s third leading rusher with 513 yards and eight touchdowns. He completed 82 of 180 passing attempts for 1,561 yards with 11 touchdowns and 10 interceptions.
Tech finished 7-6 (5-3 in the ACC) and lost to Mississippi 25-17 in the Music City Bowl.
He will have two years of eligibility remaining.