Dan River (Ringgold, VA) head coach Ferrell Edmunds utilizes his son, Terrell, all over the field. Cornerback is the younger Edmunds’ primary position on defense, but on offense he’ll line up at quarterback, running back, or wide receiver on any given play. After last week’s performance in a win over Martinsville, though, the standout senior may have found a primary position on offense as well.
“Terrell had a phenomenal game this past Friday,” said Ferrell, who has guided the Wildcats to a 3-1 start to the 2013 season. “He started out playing wide receiver, but we put him at running back in the second quarter. He finished with 344 yards rushing. Terrell is unbelievable for us.”
Edmunds averaged over 11 yards per carry against Martinsville, rushing for five touchdowns in the 32-28 victory.
“The coaches just asked me to go in and play the position. The line talked to me and they blocked real hard,” recalled Edmunds, who had 245 yards rushing in the second half.
Edmunds capped off the week by heading to Blacksburg to see his future team take on Marshall. This time next year, he hopes to be on Worsham field in some capacity.
“I want to play right away,” Edmunds said. “Whatever makes me go on the field first, I’ll do, whether it’s offense, defense, or special teams.”
Virginia Tech is recruiting the 6’1″, 195-pound prospect as a cornerback; however, given Edmunds’ combination of size and athleticism, safety or receiver (or running back?) could be possible position destinations as well.
“The [Tech coaches] told me I would start off as a corner,” Edmunds said. “After that, they would let it ride and see what happens.”
Hokies red-shirt freshman tailback Trey Edmunds has provided his younger brother with quality insight into the Tech football program. Asked what insights he may have been given, Terrell said: “Trey told me the coaches never change. They are always happy for you. It’s not just about football… it’s about family.”
Though he is focused on his senior season at Dan River, Edmunds made no secret of his desire to be on the major college level.
“I’m ready as I can be. I’m tired of high school already,” Edmunds said with a laugh. “I can’t wait to play with my future teammates.”
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