Edwards likes the pace at Florida

Lake Minneola High School football is under the new direction of head football coach Walter Banks. Banks has some real talent on his first squad at the new school and one of the best is safety Deon Edwards. Banks and Edwards made the trip to Gainesville this week to check out the University of Florida.

Florida has hosted a number of the top prospects in the south on campus during spring football drills and on Wednesday Deon Edwards got to see practice and the University and what it has to offer.

“Florida was real good,” Edwards said about the trip. “They showed me a lot of love. I met the head coach. They took us round campus.”

Florida defensive back coach Kirk Callahan only had a brief meeting with Edwards due to the rigorous schedule on practice day. But wanted to make sure the young man paid attention to the DB’s during drills and the rest of the action. Edwards got an eye full.

“The intensity in practice stood out to me,” Edwards said. “The way they performed, sped up the drills, and they were fired up to be at practice I loved it. I liked the way they treat their players, they really fire them up. They got them ready and pumped up.”

The Gators are recruiting Edwards at the safety position, but haven’t quite expended that offer yet. Coach Banks is on him to just keep doing what he is doing.

“Coach is telling me to stay patient and keep working hard,” Edwards said.

He does have two offers already from the likes of South Carolina and Florida Atlantic. The coaches that do watch him see what he is made of.

“I play the game with angles,” Edwards said. “They are everything to me. I also have a lot of intensity. I like to be all around the field and making plays everywhere on the field. I like to hit people hard, get up and trash talk, and just play the game of football.”

No set dates yet, but he knows a couple of schools he wants to visit because they are showing him a lot of interest. He also knows what he is looking for in a school.

UCF and Missouri want me to come for visits so I will try to make it there,” he said. “I’ll pick a school based on the coaches. I’m not worried about starting as a freshman because I know you have to work hard for that. I want to see how the coaching staff treats their players and how the campus fit is and can I get my work done there.”

Stay tuned to Scout.com for the latest on Deon Edwards.


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