Edwards checks out Boulder, three more trips planned

Once an early Louisville commit, and then a Miami pledge, Brian Edwards has been carefully re-examining his options since opening his recruitment back up in late October. The three-star defensive back from Miramar (Fla.) High now plans to wait until right before signing day to make his final decision.


Edwards admits he didn't know quite what to expect when he left on his first official visit, to Colorado, last weekend. Safeties coach Joe Tumpkin convinced Edwards it would be worth his time to check about what the Buffaloes have to offer.

“I had a great time at Colorado. I got to hang around with guys there that played at South Plantation (Johnny Huntley and Anthony Julmisse) and they talked about how you can fit in being from Florida,” Edwards said. “The coaches were really welcoming and nice.

“I know Colorado's defensive backs were great this year so Coach Tumpkin and [cornerbacks] coach [Charles] Clark definitely know what they are doing. They think I could fit well into their scheme and help them continue to have success. They said I am a top priority for them.”


After the current recruiting dead period ends, Edwards plans to take other official visits to Louisville (January 13), Florida (Jan. 20) and Miami (Jan. 27). He will also host a number of in-home visits in the weeks leading up to signing day.

“Colorado really stands out right now because I already took a visit there and I think I could make a big impact there but I am trying to keep an open mind about recruiting right now,” he said. “I want to see how I feel after all my visits. It's not just about who the coach is. It's about me falling in love with the campus knowing that I will be able to get my degree."”

The 6-foot-2.5, 190-pound Edwards is ranked by Scout as the sixth best safety prospect in the Sunshine State this cycle, but he is being recruited by Colorado and his other finalists as a cornerback.

“Edwards is a lanky defender that analyzes and picks things up quickly, but needs to continue to work on wrapping up and his overall tackling,” Scout recruiting analyst Corey Bender previously wrote. “Edwards' anticipation allows him to get a good break on the football more often than not.”

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