A week before spring football practice begins, ODUSports.com will preview each position, starting today with the quarterbacks.
ODU brought in junior college transfers Messiah deWeaver and Stone Smartt to compete with a host of others for the starting quarterback spot with the departure of Blake LaRussa. deWeaver, who started his career at Michigan State, led East Mississippi Community College to an undefeated 12-0 mark and NJCAA National Championship. He earned honorable mention All-America honors, finishing second in the country with a 68 percent completion percentage.
Smartt was a first-team JUCO All-American, throwing for 2,754 yards and 31 touchdowns, helping Riverside City to back-to-back California State Championships.