Catching Up With Tremaine Edmunds

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Edmunds, shown here at Lane Stadium in the fall of 2014.
Edmunds, shown here at Lane Stadium in the fall of 2014.
Reuniting with his two older brothers is getting closer and closer to reality for Tremaine Edmunds, who had a preview of things to come this past weekend while at Virginia Tech on an official visit.

“Definitely, it’s pretty cool,” Tremaine said of the prospect of playing alongside his older brothers Trey and Terrell at Tech next season. “I think about it a lot. I’m going to do my thing and keep working hard. I hope it’ll come true where all three of us are out there.”

Backer is the position the Virginia Tech coaches envision the Dan River (Ringgold, VA) senior playing initially. The 6’4”, 225-pound Edmunds, a first-team all-state honors at linebacker his senior season (his highlights are posted below), sat down sat down with defensive coordinator Bud Foster this past weekend.

“We just talked about what I need to work on,” recalled Edmunds, who said the Tech coaches have not mentioned any other positions to him, although his size and athleticism could translate well to defensive end or tight end. “I need to be a student of the game a little more. The terminology will be different. I’m going to keep working on my speed and to become stronger, too. I hope I’ll be able to come in and help.”

Tech’s coaches haven’t promised early playing time; however, they haven’t indicated a red-shirt is definitely in the plans, either.

“It depends on how I progress when I get there,” said Edmunds, the no. 10 overall player in the state in the TechSideline Postseason Top 40.

Asked if he feels he feels he can see the field next season, Edmunds didn’t hesitate.

“Definitely,” he said. “I never underestimate myself. Anything I put my mind to I can make happen. I’m living for the dream still.”

Edmunds’ official visit experience was a good one. Terrell was his host. What were some