Rumph after Orlando Area LB/S

The Clemson Tigers signed two of the top ten prospects from the state of Florida this past February. Clemson assistant coach Chris Rumph is trying to pull another gem from the Sunshine state this year.

Lorenzo Edwards, a 6-2, 220 pound linebacker/safety prospect has scholarship offers from some of the top programs from around the nation.

"The most recent offers are from Southern Mississippi, Clemson and LSU. I have over 20 offers now," Edwards told CUTigers.com.

When asked if he has any favorites, Edwards responded, "No, I don't have any right now. I will narrow things down after the season."

The talented defender took a road trip to visit three schools during the past seven days.

"Yeah I just got back from visits to Notre Dame, Michigan and Northwestern. It was a learning experience. I learned a lot about all three colleges. I enjoyed them all," he said of the trip.

Edwards' summer camp plans are not set at this time. "I don't have any plans yet," he said. "Me and my dad are going to discuss it."

What is the prize recruit looking for in the college of his choice? "I will be looking at academics first of all. Then I will look at coaching. I will look at the way they play their safeties. I like for them to play not only in the box, but also on coverage," responded Edwards.

Don't expect an early commitment for the Florida standout. "I plan to wait until after the season. I want to take some official visits after the season first," he added.

Last season as a junior, Edwards recorded 120 tackles (97 solo), five interceptions, five sacks, and three fumble recoveries.

"My strength is my knowledge of the game. In order to be successful in anything you have to be smart and I am…I play smart. Also, I think another strength I have is my hitting. I can read where guys are going before they get there. I really don't think I have any weaknesses. I feel I'm at the top of my game right now," Edwards said.

Clemson defensive line coach Chris Rumph is recruiting Edwards for the Tigers.

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