Edwards Amazed by UF Visit

Tyler Edwards recently visited the University of Florida for the first time and walked away amazed.

Monroe (La.) Ouachita Parish is home to 6-4, 238-pound tight end Tyler Edwards. Edwards possesses physical skills that are attracting some of the top colleges from around the country. He currently sits on 23 offers from the likes of LSU, Alabama, Florida, Florida State, Miami, Georgia and many more.

Edwards Returns from Gainesville:

"My coach (Head Coach - Coach Carr) flew out of Monroe at five in the morning on Tuesday and arrived in Gainesville about 11:00 a.m. The staff was at the end of a three-day camp, and I was able to attend the last day. As soon as we arrived at the field, I met with Coach Hevesy. I was a little surprised but as soon as I walked up, the staff wanted me to throw on the pads and get it going. I was still a little tired from getting up that early, but it was worth it."

"I was grouped with the wide receivers and other tight ends and we started doing some drills. Coach Hevesy showed me some good blocking techniques that I will be able to use heading into my senior season."

"After that we headed over to The Swamp for one-on-one passing routes. My legs were dead but still ran a 4.6. I was running some vertical routes (10-15) and they had me lining up all over the field."

"I had a chance to catch up with just about all the coaches I think except for the running back coach, Coach Stan Drayton. Coach Urban Meyer talked to me for a good bit and said that he was glad that I was able to make it down to the camp. He talked about using me in the same kind of way that they used Billy Latsko. Coach Meyer said that they want me to be in motion a bunch and cracking down on the end and linebackers and stuff."

"The Swamp was unbelievable. The staff, stadium, campus and everything about Florida was tremendous and I am glad that I was able to make it down for the camp. The weather was nice and the people were nice. I can definitely see myself playing for the University of Florida. I feel like Urban Meyer has been more honest with me than what some of the other coaching staffs have been."

Edwards hits it off with Florida players:

"I had a great time with Aaron Hernandez (rated the No. 1 recruit at the tight end position by both Scout.com after collecting 67 receptions for 1,807 yards and 24 touchdowns as a senior). We hung out for a long time and he is a cool person. He was telling me how much he loved it down in Gainesville and how glad he was that he picked Florida over all the other schools that he was looking at last year. The whole thing just kind of opened up my eyes."

Edwards has a very busy camp schedule that he is trying to keep.

"I am heading to LSU on June 20, and then I am flying to Miami on June 25, followed by a trip on June 28 to LSU for a fishing tournament, but will hook up with Coach Les Miles," Edwards said. "After that I am heading to Alabama and Michigan. The Florida staff wants me to come back for Friday Night Lights, and I talked to Chris Tolliver and he is going, so it looks like I will be back at Florida for Friday Night Lights with Chris Tolliver."

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