With his parents by his side, Terrell Edmunds called primary recruiter Bryan Stinespring this past Monday night and verbally committed to Virginia Tech. His next call was to his older brother Trey, who is a promising rising red-shirt freshman tailback at Tech.
“Trey always told me he wanted me to go to Virginia Tech, but he told me it was my decision,” Edmunds said. “He just told me to pray over it, talk to mom and dad, and figure out what I wanted to do. He was excited when I told him.”
Terrell, who will be a senior at Dan River High School (Ringgold, VA) next season, received a full scholarship offer from Virginia Tech in early March of this year. He had visited Blacksburg several times before, but this past weekend’s trip to the Spring Game solidified his college decision.
“I’ve always been thinking about Virginia Tech,” said Edmunds, who also considered offers from Cincinnati and Hampton. “Every time I went up there, they showed me so much love. The way they treated me just kept pulling me toward them. I just couldn’t turn it down.”
Edmunds has started on the Dan River varsity squad since being called up four games into his freshman year. Last season, the versatile athlete saw action at cornerback (the position he has started at since his freshman year), wide receiver, and quarterback. He totaled 781 yards of offense, including 551 yards rushing and 230 yards receiving, and had 80 tackles and four interceptions. Edmunds earned VHSL second-team all-state honors for his play at cornerback, which is where Virginia Tech wants him to play.
“They see me in college playing as a corner because I have nice size and I’m physical,” the 6’1″, 185-pound prospect said.
What does Edmunds feel separates him from other corner prospects?
“I just have a winning mentality,” he said. “I’m physical, I’m tall, and I don’t want anything to happen to my team. I want to be the one to motivate my team out there.”
After helping Dan River football to a 9-2 record this past season, Edmunds played on the varsity basketball squad, which went 23-4. He is currently in outdoor track, running the 400-meter and 200-meter events. He is also in the weight room preparing for his senior season on the gridiron.
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