Virginia Tech received another commitment for their 2009 recruiting class on Friday morning. Tyrell Edwards informed Tech’s coaches of his intentions to play college football in Blacksburg, joining his brother Tariq as the 13th member of this recruiting class.
Edwards is a 6-4, 220-lb athlete at Marlboro County High School in Bennettsville, SC. He chose Virginia Tech over offers from Illinois and Vanderbilt. His father, Bo Campbell, played wide receiver for Virginia Tech from 1988-1992. Tyrell has always been a Hokie fan.
“I committed to Virginia Tech this morning,” Edwards said. “It’s kind of like a dream. Growing up I always wanted to go there.”
Tyrell will enjoy playing college football with his twin brother, Tariq, who committed to the Hokies last Friday.
“We weren’t 100% sure that we were going to the same school at the beginning,” Tyrell said. “But now I get to bug him for the next 4 or 5 years.”
Both players are expected to greyshirt and enroll in January or 2010, though there is a slight chance that one of them could arrive before the other.
“I expect to enroll in January 2010. There is a chance that Tariq could get there earlier, but I think we’ll both get there in January 2010.”
Edwards played wide receiver and quarterback for Marlboro County last season. He is expected to play tight end or defensive end for Virginia Tech.
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