Edwards Brothers to Begin Camp Tour at VT

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Marlboro County (Bennettsville, S.C.) standout rising seniors Tariq and Tyrell Edwards will begin their summer camp stops this weekend, when they plan to head to Blacksburg for Virginia Tech’s first summer camp. The brothers both have received Division 1A offers, but as of yet nothing has come from the Hokies.

“Tariq has got a bunch of scholarship offers,” Marlboro County head coach Dean Boyd said. “He has N.C. State, Tennessee, Vanderbilt, North Carolina, Duke, Illinois, Virginia, Maryland, South Carolina, Clemson and Wake Forest. Tyrell has four now. Tennessee is the latest to offer both of them. Duke has offered both of them. Illinois has offered both and Vanderbilt has offered both.

“A lot of schools are waiting to see Tyrell at camp to try him out at different positions. He could be a tight end or split end or linebacker.”

Tariq Edwards is a 6-4, 225-pound prospect who is being recruited to play defensive end or outside linebacker by most college coaches. A versatile player, he played tight end/wide receiver and linebacker last season as a junior. This spring, he was moved to defensive end and performed well there according to Coach Boyd.

“He is a good athlete,” Boyd said. “In the Spring Game alone, he had a touchdown catch, a 35-yard catch, an interception, a pass knockdown and he even rushed for 35 yards as a tailback.”

Tyrell Edwards, who boasts a 6-4, 220-pound frame, needed a big spring to land college offers and he did just that, performing well at the outside linebacker position in spring practice and in the Spring Game. Edwards played some receiver last season as a junior, but for most of the year he served as the back-up quarterback.

“My biggest concern was how aggressive he would be there, but he was plenty aggressive. He looked really good,” Boyd recalled of Tyrell’s performance at outside linebacker. “He also played quarterback for one of the teams in the Spring Game and did real well there. He threw a touchdown pass and threw several really good balls. He still may play quarterback at times for us this season.

“Tyrell has worked hard this spring and he looked good. I look for a breakout year for him. I think whoever