2014 Week In Review: Edmunds Comes Up Big

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Edmunds, shown here at Lane Stadium in the fall of 2014.
Edmunds, shown here at Lane Stadium in the fall of 2014.

The “Week In Review” is back with the latest on how Virginia Tech-bound recruits are performing on the gridiron in the 2014 season. We begin with last week’s headlines led by linebacker Tremaine Edmunds, who shined on both sides of the ball in Dan River’s regular season finale win over Gretna.

2014 WEEK IN REVIEW: 9TH EDITION

Notables

– 6’4″, 225-pound linebacker Tremaine Edmunds racked up 13 tackles (five solo) with three tackles for loss and one sack in Dan River’s (Ringgold, VA) 28-19 win over Gretna last week. Edmunds added two pass breakups and an interception in what was a big-time defensive effort. He also rushed for 96 yards, hauled in a 25-yard reception, and had one touchdown.

Dan River (7-3) finished the regular season with three straight wins.

– Running back Coleman Fox had 15 carries for 114 yards, four receptions for 50 yards, and four touchdowns (3 rush, 1 receiving) as Salem (VA) dispatched Hidden Valley, 51-24. The Spartans (9-0) travel to Pulaski County for their regular season finale this evening.

– Good Counsel (Olney, MD), which features Tech-bound senior defensive end Darius Fullwood, defeated Bishop O’Connell to cap an undefeated regular season in the WCAC. The Falcons went 9-1 overall this regular season. Also within the past week, Fullwood was selected to play in the 2015 Semper Fidelis All-American Bowl, which takes place on January 4, 2015.

– Tech class of 2015 defensive end commitment Trevon Hill has been dismissed from Salem High School in Virginia Beach, Virginia. Still no reason given publicly, and we’ll have to see how it impacts his standing with Virginia Tech moving forward.

– Running back Deshawn McClease totaled 147 yards of offense (109 yards rushing, 38 yards receiving) and a touchdown as Oscar Smith (Chesapeake, VA) defeated Great Bridge, 37-21. McClease has rushed for 1,295 yards his senior year, and the Tigers (9-1) have won nine straight since dropping their season opener.

– Class of 2016 quarterback commit Logan Byrd accounted for all three of his team’s scores (2 TDs rushing, 1 passing) in a 21-20 win over Howard. Veterans (GA) improved to 2-8 on the season.

Won

The following Hokie recruits were victorious on the gridiron last week…

– S Adonis Alexander, Independence (Charlotte, N.C.), 10-0 on the season
– DB Jahque Alleyne, Ocean Lakes (Virginia Beach, VA), 9-0
– OL Mike Arnold, Winter Haven (FL), 8-1
– TE/WR Chris Cunningham, Atlantic Coast (Jacksonville, FL), 6-3
– CB DuWayne Johnson, H.D. Woodson (Washington, D.C.), 8-2
– OL Fredrick Johnson, Royal Palm Beach (FL), 8-1
– LB Carson Lydon, East Lake (Tarpon Springs, FL), 9-0
– CB Mook Reynolds, Northern Guilford (Greensboro, N.C.), 9-1

The following Hokie recruits lost last week…

– OL Austin Clark, Rockbridge County (Lexington, VA), 0-9
– LB/DE Damien Dozier, Knightdale (Raleigh, N.C.), 3-7
– DT Harry Lewis, Phoebus (Hampton, VA), 6-3
– OL/DL DAndre Plantin, Norcorss (GA), 6-3
– DT Eric Whitehead, Arsenal Tech (Indianapolis, IN), 4-4 (Season over)
– Class of 2016 WR Conner ODonnell, Concord First Assembly (Concord, N.C.), 1-9 (Season over). O’Donnell finished the season with 68 receptions for 1,358 yards and six touchdowns in eight games.

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  1. Would love to hear more about Austin Clark’s play since he is now on the radar.
    His team at Rockbridge has a rookie coach and has been bad all year but wonder how Austin in particular might be used
    to create some advantage for his team other than just routine OL play.
    For example, is he playing both sides of the ball? Is he a factor or just avoided by the opponent….. which even if he WAS
    showing himself to be 4-Star caliber, could be easy if the rest of the team is so bad.
    Just wondering……let’s hear from some of the Rockbridge crowd, what’s happening?
    What I got out of the local weekly paper was not much. Game on Oct 24, Rockbridge lost 48-6 to the only other
    winless team in its conference. Rockbridge accounted for only 25 rush yds and 83 total yds which included a 50
    yd pass play for its only score. Only mention of Clark in the one page article was one sack by Clark.
    Rockbridge has 12 seniors who go out winless. Only one senior was mentioned in the acknowledgement and it was not Clark.
    Does Austin play basketball in HS?

  2. I have not seen him play football; however, he did this against an 0-9 Gretna team that has been just pitiful all year. Hope the recruiter of this young man knows what he is doing. Time will tell and I wish this young man all the best at Tech but this Gretna team is weak as water.

    1. Rockbridge County High School does not play Gretna. RC’s loss Oct 24 was to Staunton River.
      Since then they have lost to William Fleming by 1 pt and Northside by blowout to complete an 0-9 season.

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