Recruit Says Visit Exceeded Expectations

The speedy football prospect talks about why he enjoyed his weekend official recruiting visit.

Columbus, Miss.--If Bruce Edwards was a movie critic, he would give his weekend in Auburn a two thumbs up rating.

The speedy wide receiver from Columbus High School told Inside the Auburn Tigers, "It went great. It was more than I expected. I had a good player host--it was Jason Campbell. He is real cool.

"I got a lot of information on my academics and what I want to major in," Edwards adds. "I had a great tour of the campus and I got to see a good basketball game."

Edwards was picked up and taken home in style, flying to Auburn on one of the university's Citation jets that made made the trip to Mississippi just a short hop. "I enjoyed the plane ride," he says.

The speedy wide receiver committed to the Tigers back in the fall and says the visit to Auburn reinforced that commitment. His teammate, defensive end Viciente DeLoach, had also committed to Auburn, but decided to take a visit to Ole Miss a week earlier and never made it to Auburn.

Edwards says he enjoyed meeting other members of the Auburn football team. "I met Cadillac Williams, Ronnie Brown, Karlos Dansby and other guys and spent time with them," he says. He notes he had dinner with players and recruiting hostesses on Friday night at Ruby Tuesday's and Saturday night at Jordan-Hare Stadium.

Bruce Edwards

The 5-10, 165-pounder is one of the fastest players the Tigers are recruiting. He was clocked at under 4.5 seconds on grass at an Auburn football camp. As a senior, he finished with 1,045 all-purpose yards and scored nine touchdowns. He caught 24 passes for 404 yards before changing positions to fill in as an emergency quarterback. He also rushed 39 times for 410 yards as a wingback and a quarterback.

"Getting to put on an Auburn jersey with my name on it was probably the most memorable part," he says of the weekend. "It was also nice to go out on the field at the stadium and take pictures.

"I met with Coach Knox (receivers coach Greg Knox) and we started going over some of the plans they have for me," Edwards says. "He showed me how they run their pass routes. It was like a position meeting and he showed me a lot of stuff on film. I sat down with Coach Tuberville (head coach Tommy Tuberville) in his office and we talked about how things were going in school."

Edwards, who is also an outstanding baseball player, is getting ready for his senior baseball season and will try to find time to run the 100-meter dash for the Columbus High track team.

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