Former Virginia Tech running back Trey Edmunds will officially transfer to Maryland and be eligible to play immediately, the program announced on Wednesday afternoon.
Because he graduated from Virginia Tech with his undergraduate degree, Edmunds falls under the graduate transfer exemption which allows players who attain a degree with eligibility remaining to circumvent typical transfer rules and play right away at a new school of their choice.
Maryland has made use of the rule before, including last season when the program brought in linebacker Jefferson Ashiru from Connecticut and quarterback Daxx Garman from Oklahoma State.
Edmunds fills a major area of need for the Terrapins. With Brandon Ross graduating and Wes Brown suspended indefinitely, the Terrapins would have had to turn to youth at the running back spot next season in sophomore Ty Johnson or their trio of freshmen -- LaDarrien Wilson, Lorenzo Harrison, and Jake Funk.
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Having Edmunds now eases that pressure and puts a veteran in the backfield.
That will be key in the offensive of new coordinator Walt Bell, who has said that the Maryland offense will be a run-first spread system. From there, the offense will progress.
With questions at the quarterback position, it is likely Maryland’s best option.
Edmunds’ best season at Virginia Tech came as a freshman when he carried the ball 166 times for 675 yards and 10 touchdowns. Injuries and the progression of other running backs made his usage dwindle thereafter.
Going into the 2018 NBA Combine, Kevin Huerter was not receiving much hype, was off many NBA Draft boards, and many assumed he was heading back to college anyways.
Playing in the first scrimmage of the combine process, all those storylines quickly changed.
Playing against players like Jacob Evans, Donte DiVincenzo, Udoka Azubuike, and Jevon Carter, Huerter emerged as one of the top stars. The two-year Maryland spot-up shooter saw 25 minutes of action and only trailed Penn State prospect Tony Carr in points on his squad.
With 14 points (5-11 FG, 3-8 three-pointers), Huerter showed development since he was last seen with the Terps. His passing was the biggest asset for his team and was not afraid to take a shot against these top defenders. The 6-7 forward also added three rebounds, an assist, and had only one turnover.
Although his shooting in-game was not fantastic, in the individual drills he showed off. Of the seven shooting marks, he ranked in the top five in five of them. He also had the best shuttle run (2.96 seconds).
No question, Huerter’s draft stock significantly rose. Although still early, he is looking to be the highest rated Terp prospect this year over Justin Jackson and Bruno Fernando.
Consensus among those at the NBA Combine seems to believe that Huerter will return for his junior season at Maryland.
After today though, it may be hard to say no.
D.J. Moore has an adorable new puppy!
Days after the Carolina Panthers selected Moore as the No. 24 pick in the 2018 NFL Draft, the former Maryland wide receiver returned to his roots and paid a visit to College Park.
But the first-rounder wasn’t alone when he went to Maryland. According to the Terps’ football Twitter account, he brought his new puppy with him. Seriously, look at this puppy!
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The Big Ten Receiver of the Year in 2017, Moore was obviously a crucial component of the Terps’ offense. He finished the season with 80 catches — a Maryland single-season record, which was also a Big Ten high.
He declared for the NFL Draft after his junior season with Maryland.
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