Big Man Picks Baylor

When he tested at the combine in Valley Ranch, Texas last spring, Jered Edwards was listed at 6'3.5" and 239. He was also projected to be an offensive tackle. The Mansfield Timberview High School product is bigger and stronger and he recently gave his commitment to Baylor University. See what he had to say inside, what position he will play, and what led him to his commitment.

At 6-4 250, Mansfield Timberview product, Jared Edwards, opened some eyes at the combine last spring. With offers from Georgia Tech, Baylor, Iowa State, Rice, Houston, and North Texas, Edwards committed to Baylor after a recent trip.

"I am committed to play for Baylor. I liked the new coaching staff, and they are determined to win games. Also, the fact that I will be playing against my brother."

Jared is the younger brother of Lonnie Edwards, a one-time Baylor commitment who eventually signed with the Texas Tech Red Raiders.

Edwards committed to Iowa State early, and after his trip to Georgia Tech, he was a Yellow Jacket lean. After his trip to Baylor, he is solid on his commitment to the Bears.

"They just have a great coaching staff, a good strength coach, and they really push themselves. Coach Briles is a great coach, and he tells you what you want to know."

Edwards will line up on the defensive side of the ball at defensive end, a position he earned 1st team in high school. Edwards recorded 4 sacks, and he also led his team in forced fumbles and tackles for loss. The two-way player also played on the offensive line where he earned 2nd team honors, as well as scoring a touchdown on a recovered fumble.

Edwards will bring a lot to the football field at Baylor, and he describes what he believes his best attributes are.

"My motor is always running. I get to the ball, and I am a really aggressive tackler."

He explains that he chose Baylor over the other schools because of the new Baylor coaches, the fact that Baylor is not located in a big city, and Baylor is not too far away from home.

How solid is Jared Edwards?

"It's set in stone."

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