AU Still Looking At Unsigned Football Prospect

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Columbus, Miss.--Auburn picked up two early verbal commitments from football prospects at Columbus High School. With signing day come and gone, the Tigers still don't have either one officially committed to play for Auburn.

Viciente DeLoach signed with Ole Miss as expected on Wednesday. The defensive end missed most of his senior year with two injuries and committed to the Rebels after deciding to take an official visit there before taking a trip planned to Auburn. Once he said that he was going to be a Rebel, AU moved on to other defensive ends, a strategy that paid major dividends, with the Tigers coming through with a very impressive group of signees at that position on Wednesday.

Bruce Edwards

Bruce Edwards, a speedy wide receiver at Columbus High, says that he still plans to be an Auburn Tiger. "I am hoping I can sign the scholarship papers before Tuesday," Edwards tells Inside the Auburn Tigers. "I know my dad has been taking to Coach Lolley (Phillip Lolley) and Coach Tubs (Tommy Tuberville) and me, him and Coach Tuberville are supposed to have a meeting on Monday.

"I am not looking at any other colleges--not at all," Edwards adds. "I am not sure of all the details, but my dad has a few questions he wants to ask about the scholarship and he wants to have a face to face talk with the coaches. It was a little disappointing not to sign on Wednesday, but that is OK."

Edwards, who is 5-10, 165 pounds with sub 4.5 speed in the 40, is also an outstanding baseball player. He is considered a pro prospect in that sport and it is believed his father wants to make sure that signing a college football scholarship won't prevent his son from signing with a pro baseball team if Bruce is a high pick in the pro draft this June. In three years as a baseball starter, he has stolen 73 bases and never been thrown out at second base.

As a senior, Edwards finished with 1,045 all--purpose yards and scored nine touchdowns. He caught 24 passes for 404 yards before changing positions to finish the season at quarterback when the team had its three QBs go down with injuries. He also rushed 39 times for 410 yards as a wingback and a quarterback.

Edwards, who has run a 10.8 100 meters, is also a strong student. He is a member of the National Honor Society and the Beta Club.


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