Edwards switching Techs

Mario Edwards

Mario Edwards, a 6'2" 200 lb safety from Atlanta, Georgia, has made it official he is transferring to Georgia Tech from Virginia Tech. Here is the inside scoop on the incoming transfer:

Why did Mario decide to transfer?

"Back in January my dad was in the hospital and not doing well. So, I felt I needed to be closer to home. I talked with Georgia Tech's compliance people and they told me to file a hardship waiver with the NCAA. I talked with Virginia Tech's compliance people also, and they ok'd everything. They said I have a strong case. I should find out pretty soon."

Did he consider any other schools?

"I also looked at Mississippi State, but they were still about 4 hours away from home. Georgia Tech is fifteen minutes from home and they were also my number 2 during my recruitment."

Has he been in contact with coaches?

"I talked to Coach (Dave) Wommack back in January a lot and I like him a lot. He is a people person. He says he'll put me at free safety when camp begins this fall."

Mario says his dad is getting better but it's a long process. It's looking like he will be granted a hardship and will be eligible to line up for the Yellow Jackets this fall. This comes at a great time for Georgia Tech, as the depth in the defensive backfield is in question. He will have 3 years of eligibility left. This is his message to Yellow Jacket fans:

"I'm happy to be back home. I hope I make the fans proud and help bring a championship to Atlanta!"

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