Following In Their Father's Footsteps?

Often times, HS athletes tend to follow in the footsteps of their parents, or another relative, when it comes to making a decision on a college destination. Will this be the case for Tariq and Tyrell Edwards (pictured) of Marlboro County, after picking up offers from the same program their father attended back in the early 90s?

Tariq and Tyrell Edwards of Marlboro County took a trip up to Blacksburg, Virginia to camp with the Hokies on this past weekend. Needless to say, the trip was a very fruitful one as both of them came away with official offers courtesy of Beamer and Co. "They both got offered on Saturday," Bo Campbell said, the father of the Marlboro County High standouts. "VT has been watching the both of them for a while. They were trying to work a deal where they could get both of them, being that they're twins and that they're really close."

An offer from VT gives Tariq and Tyrell an opportunity to follow in the footsteps of their father, Mr. Campbell, a former Virginia Tech standout from the late 80s/early 90s. "I played with Virginia Tech from 1988-1992," Campbell said. "I was a kick returner, a punt returner, and a wide receiver. I led the team in receptions for two of the years I was there. I led the country in punt returns over Desmond Howard, and David Palmer (laughing)."

When asked about Tariq and Tyrell's reactions after picking up their offers from the Hokies, Campbell responded saying, "It was like a dream come true for them. They were cutting flips afterwards (laughing). Ever since they were little boys, they were going up to VT and hearing the little stories about me; stuff like that…"

After picking up offers from their dream school, one question lingers… Why didn't Tariq (pictured) and his brother commit on the spot? "Out of respect, we don't want to commit to VT without giving the other schools a shot," Campbell said. "So, we just want to be fair to some of the schools that have offered, and at the same time give my sons a chance to see what everybody else has to offer them before making a final decision."

"We'll be going to Tennessee and Illinois this week to wrap things up," Campbell continued. "After that, we'll be done with visits and stuff like that, so we can relax a little before the season starts. They plan to make their decision right before the season starts."

We will have more on Tyrell and Tariq Edwards as things continue to heat up on the recruiting front, so stay tuned for much more.


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