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With 15 days left until the Virginia Tech battles Georgia Tech, we turn our attention to one of our true freshmen Mr. Trey Edmunds. After seeing him in action for the first time yesterday, it will be interesting to see what the outcome of the coaches meeting is today in regards to what freshmen will redshirt this season. Edmunds has been impressive this fall and he has the ability to play this fall. However, he could use a redshirt year as well, which would allow the coaches to decide whether or not to keep him at running back long term or move him over to linebacker. If I had to guess, I think Shane Beamer decides to play him this fall.
Weight: 212 lbs
Position: Running Back
High School: Dan River High School
How Did He Get Here?
The Hokies won a lot of big in-state recruiting battles last season including the sweepstakes for four star Trey Edmunds. The Dan River prospect had a long offer sheet but his decision ultimately came down to the two in-state schools and North Carolina. Luckily, the Hokies made a good final push and Edmunds committed soon after on August 5th, 2011.
2011 Season Rewind
Edmunds rushed for 2,596 yards and 33 touchdowns on 283 carries, accounting for 61.5 percent of Dan River’s offense during his senior year. He also added 143 tackles (59 solo) and two sacks as well. VirginiaPreps named Edmunds the Group A Offensive Player of the Year last year.
The impact Edmunds has this fall will be determined by the depth chart. Obviously, the Hokies have three solid options with Michael Holmes as the starter and JC Coleman and Martin Scales as the primary backups. Tony Gregory has also shown some promise as well this fall. So, do the Hokies need a 5th running back at this point?
If Edmunds plays then I think that Beamer is probably more confident in his freshmen producing than any of his upperclassmen. That’s a great sign for the future but it would be nice if Scales can produce enough to help redshirt both Edmunds and Chris Mangus this fall. The Virginia Tech coaches should adjourn from their meeting this afternoon so I’m very interested in seeing what they decide to do, especially with Edmunds.
Completely Made Up Fact
Not only was Edmunds a big football prospect but he was also heavily recruited for the lesser known sport of cricket.
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