Two schools lead for Edwards

A skilled forward who can play on the wing or as a stretch power forward, Vince Edwards has a lot of recruiting attention. Right now it is two Big Ten schools that are at the top of his list.

Four-star forward Vince Edwards is a skilled player who can handle multiple spots on the basketball floor. The Middletown (Ohio) product had a solid junior season, and two schools continue to standout in his recruitment.

"In the high school season I did pretty well," said Edwards. "I led my team as best I could. We ended our season short. I sprained my ankle before the game and we lost in the first round of the playoffs which was bad, but we did win the conference back to back years, and I got GMC Player of the Year."

At 6-foot-6 and 190 pounds, Edwards has the ability to play either power forward or small forward depending on the matchup, and he continues to work to get bigger, stronger, and faster.

"My game has come along well. I am still learning what I can do in terms of getting stronger, faster, and quicker," said Edwards. "I have been training hard in the weight room and I can tell a big difference in terms of getting stronger."

When it comes to his recruitment, Edwards says that two schools remain at the top of the list with a few others working to get heavily involved.

"Right now I am still looking at all colleges, but the top colleges for me would be Michigan and Purdue and then Minnesota and Miami are also showing more interest lately," said Edwards.

Purdue is the school that has been on Edwards as long as anybody, and he has a great bond with the Boilermakers coaching staff.

"The thing that I like the most is the coaching staff," said Edwards of Purdue. "Coach (Matt) Painter himself is a great coach. Sometimes he doesn't have the best players, but he still wins games, he is a great coach. His staff is always behind him 100 percent and the community and fans are always behind the team and support the team."

Michigan is coming off of a run to the National Championship Game, and that along with coaching staff has the Wolverines also at the top for Edwards.

"We have been communicating all the time," said Edwards. "Coach (John) Beilein is a real good guy. He sat me down and broke down a few things and it was real nice to have. I like Michigan a lot and obviously they have shown they have a great team."

For now there is no timetable for Edwards to make a decision. Instead he is focused on getting better and having a great year on the EYBL Circuit with All-Ohio Red.

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