On Christmas Day, Marlboro County (Bennettsville, S.C.) wide receiver/tight end Tyrell Edwards came back on board with Virginia Tech, recommitting to the Hokies and accepting Tech’s offer of a grey-shirt opportunity. Edwards’ father, Bo Campbell, spoke about his son’s recommitment and updated the recruitment of his other son, Tariq.
A wide receiver/tight end/linebacker as a senior, Tyrell Edwards , a 6-4, 222-pound prospect with 4.65 speed in the 40, projects to play on the offensive side of the ball at Virginia Tech.
“Tyrell will be able to do wide receiver and tight end because of his versatility,” Campbell said. “Tyrell is a big kid who has played quarterback, tight end, wide receiver and outside linebacker for his high school team. Seeing how [Greg] Boone is being used, Tyrell will be able to play tight end but can be split out like a wide receiver so no substitutes would have to be made where he can catch and/or block.”
Along with his brother, Tariq, Tyrell accepted Virginia Tech’s offer of a grey-shirt back in the summer. But, in early December, he decided to de-commit from Tech to explore other options. N.C. State was the specific option Tyrell wanted to explore, as the Wolfpack staff indicated that they would at least host the South Carolina standout on an official visit if he were uncommitted.
It wasn’t long before Edwards was back on board with Tech.
“In our opinion, N.C. State was looking for Tariq to de-commit as well but Tariq did not de-commit,” Campbell said. “N.C. State did not see any interest in continuing to keep their word in regards to the scholarship offer they had promised Tyrell.
“Tyrell loves the fact that he will be a Hokie, a dream of his since he was small, and have the opportunity to compete against his brother (who will play defense at Tech) to prove a personal battle within himself.”
Tariq Edwards is also slated for January 2010 enrollment at Tech, though there is the possibility that he could enroll in Blacksburg in the summer of 2009 if the scholarship situation works out. The 6-4, 225-pound defensive end/outside linebacker is also exploring another option, but for now remains committed to the Hokies.
“Tariq is still committed to Tech, although...
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