For the second consecutive year, the Maryland will get a Virginia Tech transfer.
His father, Ferrell Edmunds, starred at Maryland from 1984 to 1987 and went on to be drafted by the Miami Dolphins in the 1988 NFL Draft.
The Terps added linebacker Melvin Keihn via the transfer market last August.
The younger Edmunds has spent the past three seasons with the Hokies and has accumulated 957 yards on 234 carries (4.1 yards-per-carry) and 15 touchdowns. His best season came in 2013 when he rushed for 675 yards and 12 touchdowns for Virginia Tech.
Edmunds struggled the past two season, only tallying 68 total carries for 282 yards and three touchdowns (all in 2015).
Assuming the transfer goes through smooth, Edmunds will provide help for a position that certainly could use it. Brandon Ross will graduate after finishing fourth on the all-time rushing list with 2,543 yards and Wes Brown was been suspended indefinitely late last season.
The only returning tailback is Ty Johnson, who rushed for 250 yards and three touchdowns. Johnson finished off his freshman campaign with a pair of 40-plus yard touchdown runs against Rutgers in Maryland’s season finale.
Maryland also will welcome freshmen running backs Jake Funk (Damascus) and Lorenzo Harrison (DeMatha). Funk has already enrolled in classes at Maryland after graduating high school early.
Maryland also secured a pledge former Virginia commit and three-star running back LaDerrian Wilson on Wednesday evening.
Edmunds will certainly provide a veteran presence, which the Terps can obviously use. He should provide a solid one-two punch with Johnson for coach D.J. Durkin.