The last four years have been all about Brandon Ross in the backfield. However, Maryland’s fourth all-time leading rusher is gone and a trio of backs will be looking to help replace his production.
Graduate transfer Trey Edmunds comes to Maryland after three years at Virginia Tech. As a freshman, Edmunds rushed for 675 yards on 166 carries (4.0 yards-per-carry) and 10 touchdowns. He also recorded 17 receptions for 155 yards and a pair of touchdowns. However, Edmunds only accumulated 282 yards on 68 carries (4.1 yards-per-carry) and three touchdowns the past two seasons in Blacksburg.
Despite not-so-stellar numbers the last two seasons, Edmunds still is a very talented back with decent size. He hits the hole hard and has the ability to take it to the house on any play. Check out the above clip against Alabama if you’re unsure of Edmunds’ abilities.
Maryland also has Wes Brown and Ty Johnson back in the fold this season. Brown brings senior leadership despite a tumultuous career in College Park. Johnson showed big-play potential towards the end of last season and has impressed during the spring. Edmunds won’t be pressed to carry the bulk of the workload by himself, but he should get the most carries.
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