Edwards Brothers Plan Return Trip to VT

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Marlboro County (Bennettsville, S.C.) brothers Tariq and Tyrell Edwards performed well at Virginia Tech’s camp earlier this month, but for now the Tech coaches have not yet pulled the trigger on offering both prospects. The brothers plan to return to Blacksburg, though, in hopes of swaying the Tech coaches.

6-4, 225-pound Tariq Edwards , who performed very well at linebacker last season as a junior, showed off his talents at defensive end and outside linebacker at Tech’s camp.

“The camp went really well,” Tariq Edwards said. “I felt I moved pretty fast at defensive end. I think I did well redirecting on the ground. I think I did better at linebacker because that’s my primary position. After the camp, we had a talk with Coach Wiles and we talked to Coach Beamer. I think there was an offer for me.”

Tariq has yet to narrow his list of schools, but admits that there are schools he really likes at this point in the process.

“There are certain teams I like, but I haven’t really narrowed it down too much,” said Edwards, who has not ruled out making a summer decision. “Virginia Tech and South Carolina are always at the top. And I like Illinois, too.”

Some college coaches envision Edwards as a defensive end on the next level, while other like his abilities as an outside linebacker. Virginia Tech sees potential at either spot. The University of Virginia, one of the most recent offers for Tariq, likes him at outside linebacker.

“I’ve talked to their coaches a lot. They let me know a lot of good things about Virginia,” Edwards said.

Clemson, Duke, Illinois, N.C. State, South Carolina, Tennessee, Virginia and Virginia Tech are among the schools that have offered Tariq, who admits that he would like to attend school with his brother. Of the schools that have offered Tariq, only Illinois and Vanderbilt have currently offered Tyrell.

“I probably still would like to go ahead and be with him [in college],” Tariq Edwards said.

This weekend, the Edwards brothers will be in Chapel Hill, North Carolina, for UNC’s camp and will then head to Raleigh for N.C. State’s camp. Next