Report: Illini adds veteran QB

Report: Illini adds veteran QB

Virginia Tech quarterback A.J. Bush is transferring to Illinois, multiple outlets reported late Monday night.

Bush, originally from Georgia, started his college career at Nebraska. He spent two seasons in Lincoln before attending Iowa Western Community College.

He had one season with the Hokies, serving as the backup to Josh Jackson last year. The 6-foot-4, 220-pound Bush played in five games in 2017, running for 135 yards and throwing for 99.

Bush fills Illinois' need for an experienced quarterback. The team lost Jeff George Jr. (transfer) and Chayce Crouch (retired) after the season.