Edmunds Looking to Impress

Bingham wideout Mike Edmunds is making the rounds at summer camps and looking to impress. One week into local camps, the 6-foot-4-inch, 195-pound receiver prospect has done just that, as he impressed observers at BYU's Junior Day on Friday and the Nike camp the next day. TBS caught up with Edmunds to learn of his plans for the rest of the summer.

"I feel that I did very well during Junior Day and at the Nike camp," said Mike Edmunds. "I was able to run my routes well and felt I showed that I can play. There were also some great players there, so the competition was great."

At a glance, Edmunds looks the part of the prototypical receiver BYU is looking for to play in its system. BYU is apparently after tall and athletic receiver prospects to play in its spread offensive system, and Edmunds, standing in at 6 feet 4 inches, fits the bill.

"My height is obviously a big strength that I have," said Edmunds. "With my height I'm able to go up and make catches that other guys might not be able to. I'm very good at fade routes with my size and I feel that I have very good speed for my size."

Edmunds claims a forty time of about 4.5, and was recently timed at a SPARQ facility with 4.53 forty, which is phenomenal for someone of his size.

"I've worked hard on my speed and feel that with my size and speed that I can play at the next level," said Edmunds. "Hopefully coaches feel the same and I can prove myself at these camps."

As mentioned, the most recent camp stop for Edmunds was at BYU, where he was able to compete with other receiver prospects such as Mitch Mathews and Travis Van Leeuwen, among others. Like Mathews, who was recently offered by BYU, and Van Leeuwen, Edmunds possesses that tall, lanky body that Cougar coaches are looking for to play wideout.

Edmunds, like the other receivers, benefited from a great lineup of quarterbacks which included such names as Jake Heaps, Andrew Pulsipher, Jamie Jensen, Taysom Hill and Jeff Manning.

"Yeah, those guys were awesome," remarked Edmunds. "They were able to get the ball to us quickly and accurately and where we needed it. The DBs were good too. Everyone was good. Mitch Mathews, Travis Van Leeuwen and others too helped to make for some great competition."

Having watched BYU a lot over the past few years, Edmunds said he feels he's a good fit for what BYU does on and off the football field.

"I think I'd do great in BYU's system," said Edmunds. "BYU has always been my first choice of schools to attend and to play for, so hopefully things work out."

Edmunds is being recruiting primarily by local recruiter Brandon Doman, as well as Coach Higgins. As Edmunds has come to know the Cougar coaches more and more, he's become impressed with the program they help to run.

"Just yesterday before the Nike camp I was able to talk to Coach Mendenhall for a bit," said Edmunds. "He's an awesome guy. We talked about almost everything but football, and you could tell that he's a guy who cares that his players succeed on and off the football field."

In addition to BYU, Edmunds is receiving a lot of attention from such schools as Stanford, Washington, Utah and Utah State. Although BYU remains his top school, Edmunds is hungry for an offer from any program, and he said he believes he has what it takes to play Division I football.

"I have the size and speed necessary and now I have an opportunity this summer to show coaches what I can do," said Edmunds. "Coaches are interested and hopefully I get my first offer soon because other schools are likely to offer as well after I get that first offer. I like BYU, obviously, but I'm very interested in all the other schools that are recruiting me."

Edmunds will again strut his stuff, this time at the All-Poly Camp this next week and the padded camp at BYU the following week. Edmunds also plans on making a trip up to the Stanford and Washington camps that he was invited to attend.

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