Thanks in large part to injuries, Trey Edmunds‘ career at Virginia Tech stalled after a promising start. Moving forward, Edmunds is hoping that a new environment can help jumpstart it again.
Citing a source with knowledge of the situation, the Baltimore Sun is reporting that Edmunds will be transferring from Tech to Maryland to continue his collegiate playing career. As the running back has already graduated, he will be eligible to play immediately in 2016 for the Terps.
The Sun adds that the transfer should be made official Monday, even as his father made it official Wednesday night.
“He graduated last semester and he said he wanted to move on and try something different,” Ferrell Edmunds, who played his college football at Maryland, told insidevtsports.com. “I’m always supportive of him.”
In 2013 as a redshirt freshman, Edmunds led the Hokies in rushing yards (675) and rushing touchdowns (10). Over the next two years, including a 2014 season that was essentially cut in half by a shoulder injury, he combined to rush for 282 yards and score three touchdowns.
The Terps could certainly use Edmunds in the backfield as they lost their leading rusher, Brandon Ross (958 yards), to graduation. Their leading returning rusher at the running back position is rising freshman Ty Johnson, who was fourth on the team in 2015 with 250 yards on the ground.