Ready For Starting Role

Terrell Edwards is a talented prospect looking forward to a starting role for the UMS-Wright Bulldogs. The 6-2, 210-pound running back amassed over 1,200 all purpose yards and saw the end zone on a regular basis during his junior campaign.

"I made a lot of big plays for our team last year," said Terrell Edwards. "Whenever our coach [Terry Curtis] needed a big play either me or Brandon [Gibson] were his playmakers. I had a pretty good year. I played running back, kick-off, punt return and cornerback."

"I was our second team running back because our first team guy was a senior. I finished the year with 751 yards with an average of 11.3 yards per carry. I scored 15 touchdowns. I ran three kick-offs, and one punt return back for touchdowns."

Several college coaches have opened the lines of communication as the recruiting process will become more aggressive after spring evaluations and summer camps.

"I have received several letters," Edwards said. "Alabama, Auburn and Southern Miss have been sending me a lot of stuff. I am actually planning to go to Alabama's Junior Day on March 4."

When asked if he favored an in-state school Edwards replied, "I grew up favoring Auburn, but over the past few years I have started pulling for Alabama. When the two teams play each other in the Iron Bowl, I cheer for Alabama."

"Right now I don't have any favorites though. I am a pretty much neutral guy."

"Alabama, Auburn, LSU, Tennessee, Florida, Texas, Miami and Georgia," Edwards said are the schools on his list early in the recruiting process.

Edwards helped lead his team to the Class 4A state title in 2005, and he is working on several aspects of his game to prepare for his senior season. UMS-Wright moves to Class 5A in the fall of 2006.

"I am going to work on my lateral motion," he said. "It's pretty good, but it's not the best. I am going to continue to broaden my vision. I am going to keep getting stronger and work on my speed. I am going to get my mental state right, and I will always be prepared."

"I feel like my strengths out on the field are breaking tackles, my vision and my speed."

Edwards will look for several key factors when making his college decision.

"I am looking for a good environment and the type of people I will be associated with for the next four to five years of my life," he said. "I want to go somewhere that feels like home. I want to be around a great coaching staff as well."

Edwards plans to join teammate Brandon Gibson at the combine at the University of Alabama April 29.

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