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Virginia Tech RB Trey Edmunds transferring to Maryland

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This report has been updated to reflect Maryland's official confirmation of the news.

Geoff Burke-USA TODAY Sports

Virginia Tech running back Trey Edmunds is transferring to Maryland and will be eligible to play immediately as a redshirt senior, the program confirmed on Wednesday. He's one of two new running back additions for Maryland.

Edmunds started 10 games as a freshman, but didn't make a start during his final two seasons in a Virginia Tech uniform. He finishes his career there with 957 yards rushing and 13 touchdowns on 234 carries.

Maryland recruited Edmunds out of Dan River (Va.) High School back in 2012, but he elected to sign with the Hokies instead.

His father, Ferrell Edmunds, was a tight end at Maryland who went on to play for the Miami Dolphins and Seattle Seahawks from 1988-1994.

Edmunds fills a position of need for the Terps, who lost starting running back Brandon Ross to graduation and key backup Wes Brown to an indefinite suspension.

Ty Johnson, who saw some action as a true freshman, will likely be relied upon heavily next season, and an experienced back like Edmunds could take some pressure off Johnson's shoulders.