Two-guard Jarell Eddie , Virginia Tech’s lone commit in the 2010 class, enjoyed a successful junior season, leading the Cannon School (Concord, N.C.) to a conference co-championship and a quarterfinal appearance in the state playoffs. The 6-7 rising senior enjoyed taking a leadership role on what was a senior-laden Cannon squad in 2008/2009.
“I took more of a role as more of a prominent scorer,” Eddie said. “I felt like I was more vocal. I tried to help my teammates get better. I was always the guy at practice pushing them, making sure they went hard in drills.”
Eddie, who is participating in this week’s NBAPA Top 100 Camp, has not wavered on the commitment he gave Virginia Tech almost one year ago (he committed last July). Sporting a Virginia Tech t-shirt at the camp, he said he plans to sign with the Hokies in November.
“I think Virginia Tech let me know I was someone they really needed,” said Eddie, who chose the Hokies over offers from Clemson, Georgia, Virginia and Wake Forest. “They made me feel like I was their guy and I feel like no one else showed that commitment. When we had the meeting to discuss where I was going to commit, [former Cannon School head coach Ron] Johnson reminded me that Coach Greenberg came and visited me more than any other coach of the schools in my top five or 10 or whatever. I felt like they were the most dedicated to me and I appreciate that.”
Eddie is excited about Virginia Tech’s future, stating that the Tech program was “the right situation for me.”
He added, “I feel like the sky is the limit for Virginia Tech. We’ve come along so far. We’re making progress and I feel like the sky is the limit for us.”
So how is Jarell faring at the NBAPA Top 100 Camp? He scored only six points in Game 1 but rebounded last night, scoring 14 points in a win. Playing for the Spurs, Eddie’s teammates include Wake Forest guard recruit J.T. Terrell and Duke guard recruit Andre Dawkins.
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