In 6-2, 200-pound linebacker/running back Trey Edmunds , Dan River (VA) possesses a versatile, athletic player who performs at a high level on offense, defense and special teams. Edmunds’ ability has drawn attention from top local FBS programs including Maryland, Virginia and Virginia Tech.
“He’s the core of our defense,” said Dan River head coach Ferrell Edmunds, Trey’s father. “He plays inside linebacker on defense. He’s the main force on our defense. On offense, if we gave the ball to him 20 to 25 times a game, we probably wouldn’t lose a game. But we are already asking so much of the kid. We ask him to play every snap. We have to be smart with how we use him. Being the athlete he is makes him such a big part of our team.”
Trey, who is in his third year on the varsity level, is up to the task of being an every-down performer.
“I work hard day in and day out, in practice and when I’m at home,” he said. “At the house, I do extra running. At practice, I go 110-percent. Each game, I’m just trying to have fun and give my all and do whatever I can.”
Coach Edmunds should know a talented football player when he sees one. After a successful college career at the University of Maryland, he had a 7-year NFL career that included stints with the Miami Dolphins and Seattle Seahawks. He was a 2-time Pro Bowl selection.
“It’s great to see my son play now,” Coach Edmunds said. “A couple of my friends from my playing days came to see him play our first game this season. They were impressed with his size and abilities. They said, ‘He’s a beast.’ It makes me proud to see him out there.”
Coach also raves about his son’s character and maturity off the field.
“With the internet, you can find out so much about a kid. What I’m most proud of with Trey is that he stays on top of what he needs to do to make himself successful. He takes advantage of his opportunities. Academically, he is carrying a 3.5 GPA,” Edmunds said.
Alabama, Appalachian State, Boston College, Duke and Oregon join the aforementioned ACC programs as schools showing significant interest in Trey, who attended camp at Maryland, North Carolina and UVa this past summer. He did well, posting hand-timed 40-yard dash times of 4.55 and 4.61 seconds.
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