Edwards has AF offer, will visit soon

It's not hard to find talent in the Peach State. When Air Force coach Charlton Warren was in the Atlanta area he saw something he liked in Nasiir Edwards, a 5-foot-9, 193-pound defensive back from Arabia Mountain High School in Lithonia, Ga., and gave him his first D-1 offer.

It's not hard to find talent in the Peach State. When Air Force coach Charlton Warren was in the Atlanta area he saw something he liked in Nasiir Edwards, a 5-foot-9, 193-pound defensive back from Arabia Mountain High School in Lithonia, Ga., and gave him his first D-1 offer.

"Coach Warren told me he noticed I was a runner and a hitter," said Edwards. "He came to see me at practice and talked with my parents. It was about a week later when he let me know I had the offer.

"I'm very exited about the offer. I've received a lot of hand-written letters so far from various universities, but Air Force actually pulled the trigger. I can't exactly say how I really feel about them yet. I know they have a lot of great attributes. I'll be leaving on the 20th of June for a camp and junior day on the 21st so I'll have a better evaluation of them then. The military aspect is something I'm definitely interested in learning more about."

In 2012, Edwards got his chance to start at cornerback for Arabia Mountain after being behind two seniors his first two years on varsity. He made 30 tackles and had one pick for a 4-6 team that moved up in rank to Georgia Class 5A. Edwards said he had a good spring and even spent time at a new position.

"In the spring game I had nine tackles and four pass deflections," he stated. "I also got to play some running back. I had 60 rushing yards and a two-point conversion. I'll be playing cornerback though this fall. That's my craft. I also play rover when we go to a 3-5-3 defense. My goal is to get All-Region, All-County, and play in the Under Amour All-American game."

Edwards was in San Antonio this past January where he posted a 4.25 shuttle and a 37-inch vertical jump that caught recruiter's attention. While waiting for more offers to come, Edwards is doing some evaluating of his own.

"I'm trying to find the right college for me with small class size with a good student-to-teacher ratio," Edwards said. "Coaching stability is also something that's important to me and the way they treat their players. The last thing I'm looking at is the strength of the degree. I'd like to go to a college with academic prestige and study medical technology."

Before his trip to Colorado to visit Air Force, Edwards will attend camps at Wake Forest, Elon, and Appalachian State.


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