Ranking the Top ACC QB, 2022

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10. Grant Wells, Virginia Tech

Six weeks after Brent Pry was hired from Penn State to replace Justin Fuente, Virginia Tech landed a pair of transfer quarterbacks: Grant Wells (Marshall) and Jason Brown (South Carolina). Two weeks later, Braxton Burmeister transferred out west to San Diego State. Just like that: the QB room was flipped at Lane Stadium.

Over his two years with the Thundering Herd, Wells was a rather accomplished single-caller. In the 2022 season, Wells completed 295-of-444 pass attempts (57.7 percent) for 3,535 yards (8.0 yards per attempt) and 16 touchdowns.

During his rookie season in 2020, Wells threw for 2,091 yards (7.7 yards per attempt) and 18 touchdowns (nine interceptions), while completing 61.1 percent of his pass attempts. Marshall won the Conference USA East Division; Wells was named the league’s Freshman of the Year.

For whatever it’s worth, Wells also looked the part in the 2022 Spring Game.

Brown, on the other hand, started four games for South Carolina in 2021. He throw for 721 yards, eight touchdowns and six interceptions. Brown entered the transfer portal when former Oklahoma starting quarterback Spencer Rattler transferred to South Carolina.

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