Miami, Fla,, Norland wide receiver Kendrick Edwards has announced his commitment to Arkansas has via twitter.
" I am officially committed to the University of Arkansas!!! #GoHogs #WPS #Razorback"
Edwards (6-6, 205, 4.5) chose Arkansas over Louisville and is someone that the Razorbacks needed to add to their wide receiving corp for next season.
"It went awesome," Edwards said of the visit. "I loved everything about it. I loved the coaches. I love the city, especially the Catfish Hole (restaurant). It was the food and the atmosphere, the fans – everything was just crazy.
"The facilities and everything else are real nice," Edwards added. "I most definitely liked the indoor facility and the weight room and the coaches."
Edwards sees a situation for playing time early at Arkansas – something that Razorback head coach Bret Bielema stressed to him.
"Most definitely he said I could earn a spot at receiver because they have like five seniors leaving," Edwards said. "Coach said I would fit nicely in there system."
Edwards had 24 catches for 443 yards and 8 touchdowns as a junior and then 15 catches for 256 yards and 2 touchdowns last season when the team suffered an injury at quarterback and had to switch to the Wing-T.
"Every time I catch the ball I just think touchdown," Edwards said. "You've got to help your quarterback."
Edwards is being recruited by Arkansas assistant coach Randy Shannon, the former Miami head coach who he has known for some 6-8 years.
"Coach Randy Shannon is a real cool guy," Edwards said. "He's been watching me since Optimist, around 10-12 years old. He is a really cool guy."
Louisville was on Edwards' radar early and came back on it with the hiring of former Arkansas coach Bobby Petrino to replace Arkansas native Charlie Strong, who left to take over at Texas.
Edwards Commits to Arkansas
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