Marlboro County (Bennettsville, S.C.) brothers Tariq and Tyrell Edwards attended Virginia Tech’s Spring Game on April 19th. Neither talented junior left Blacksburg with an offer, but the Tech staff did invite each to its June 7th camp for further evaluation.
Tyrell Edwards, a 6-4, 220-pound wide receiver/tight end prospect, confirmed their plans to attend Tech’s camp.
“I talked to Coach Wiles at the Spring Game,” Tariq said. “We’ll be visiting camp on June 7th. They want to see me work out at outside linebacker and defensive end. They said they have only 14 scholarships to offer this year. We’re going to go to camp and see what happens. They’ll be evaluating everyone.”
Tyrell said, “They want to evaluate me on June 7th. They know I’m versatile and they just want me to try out at different positions to figure out which position would be best for me. I think they see me more as a wide receiver/tight end, or maybe an outside linebacker.”
Both players enjoyed their time in Blacksburg. Their father, former Tech player Bo Campbell, has taken them to Virginia Tech on many occasions, but it was good to be back.
“It was a great game and we love visiting Virginia Tech. It is a great environment,” Tariq said. “We got to go up there with my family and check out everything.”
Tyrell added, “I always enjoy Tech. The atmosphere is always lovely. It is always pumped up. We got to go to the locker room to hear the coaches and the team talk. Everybody was pretty hyped.”
Tariq currently holds four official scholarship offers, including Clemson, N.C. State, South Carolina and Vanderbilt. He plays outside linebacker for head coach Dean Boyd and turned in a very good junior season, tallying five sacks on the year. All schools project him to play on defense in college.
“I could play either outside linebacker or defensive end,” said Tariq, who says shedding blocks is his strength on defense. “In high school, I’ll be mostly an outside linebacker or strong safety but I do walk up to the line as a defensive end. That is how I was the whole year. I never left the field.”
Tariq does not have any favorites, though he did enjoy a recent visit to North Carolina State, saying “I enjoyed it out there.” He may visit Clemson or UNC in the near future,...
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