4-Star DB Checks Out Tigertown

One of the top defensive prospects in the nation made several unofficial visits this past week, including a trip to Clemson on Friday. In this recruiting update, the 4-star defender goes on the record with CUTigers.com to discuss his visit with the Tigers as well as his plans to narrow the field.

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Lorenzo Edwards, a 6-2, 220-pound linebacker/safety prospect out of the Orlando area made an unofficial visit to Clemson on Friday.

"It was a great experience," Edwards told CUTigers.com after his trip. "We met at the McFadden building. From there we went to Vickery hall. I got to see where they hold stuffy hall. Then we went to Intercultural center," Edwards told CUTigers.com.

The tour of the WestZone was one of the big highlights for Edwards' day in Tigertown.

"We toured the WestZone. It was great," Edwards said. "They are finishing it up now. We got to see where they are having the new locker rooms. They are also going to add a new weight room. It was beautiful.

"Then we went back to the McFadden building. We watched some game film and they showed me some highlights from last year."

Clemson defensive line coach Chris Rumph spent the day with the prize recruit on Friday. "He was basically with me the whole day. We spoke with coach Bowden on the phone. He had to be in Florida to deal with some personal things."

The star defender left Tiger Town with what he wanted. "I gained a lot more information about them then I knew before I took the trip. My goal was to come out with more knowledge." The Edgewater High standout also visited two other ACC schools this week while making the trip to the Carolinas.

"Earlier in the week we went to Duke and Wake," said Edwards. "Those were very nice. Wake has a small campus. We actually got to watch the players work out at Wake. It was good to see what they do at the next level. The training I am getting is not much different so I feel like I will be a step ahead.

"I really like the academics at Duke, especially my major. They have a good program in architectural engineering. I got see the stadium. The facilities were nice."

When asked if he has any current leaders in the recruiting process, Edwards responded, "I have none right now. That is why I took the visits. I wanted to get a better feel for some of the schools. I will be calling some of the coaches to learn more about where I fit in the best."

Edwards says he now plans to narrow the list over the course of the next few weeks.

"Hopefully before the season I will narrow things down. I hope to have it down to eight or nine. I will wait until after my season to make a decision," he said. Scout.com rates the talented defender as the nation's No. 3 linebacker, but apparently Clemson would like him to play in the defensive backfield.

"Clemson wants me at safety," added Edwards.

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