Baylor Commit Talks Sooner Offer

Sooners Illustrated caught up with Aiavion Edwards, Scout.com 2012 three-star safety prospect out of Stephenville HS in Stephenville (TX). Edwards committed to Baylor back in January and recently picked up an offer from the Sooners. Check inside to see what he had to say about the offer.

Over the last few years in the recruiting scene the Oklahoma Sooners and Baylor Bears have started a nice trend of stealing commits from each other. Back in 2009, Scout.com four-star wide receiver Darius Jones from Marshall (TX) had committed to Oklahoma before his senior year but ended up switching to Baylor a little before signing day.

Last year with the 2011 class Baylor received a commitment from Nila Kneubuhl (Kasitati) a Scout.com three-star tight end. Just before national signing day though Kneubuhl took a visit to Norman and ended up signing with the Sooners on signing day.

Fast forward to the 2012 class and it seems a new battle has begun between the two conference foes. Aiavion Edwards, Scout.com three-star safety prospect committed to Baylor back in January of this year after liking what he saw on a visit to Waco.

"It's really going well," Edwards said about his commitment to Baylor. "(I have) Just been trying to get pretty close to the coaches since I committed and everything. It's exciting and everything. Just ready to see how they are going to do this next year with their new defensive coordinator."

A few weeks ago Oklahoma defensive coordinator Coach Brent Venables swung by Stephenville HS and took a look at the Bears commitment. Venables liked what he saw and just a few days later called Edwards coach and let him know that he had an offer.

"It's kind of surprising," Edwards stated about the offer from Oklahoma. "It's kind of unexpected. It's nice to know that they would like me to play there."

The Sooners are recruiting Edwards to play the safety position which he says he would like to play over linebacker. Edwards remains committed to Baylor but says he is thinking about taking a visit to Norman.

"I'm thinking about it," Edwards said when asked if he plans on visiting Oklahoma. "I'm not too sure yet. I'm kind of thinking about it."

Edwards likes the fact that Oklahoma has been winning for quite some time.

"It's a real nice program. I like the tradition that they have. If you also look at their record the last ten seasons they have been at the top for a while. I think that is nice and neat to look at."

Edwards, who runs a 4.5 forty, plays running back and safety for Stephenville. TCU and Stanford have also offered he says.

There is talk that distance from home could play a factor in Edwards' decision on where he plays at the next level but Edwards says it's not really a factor.

"Not so much. I'd like to stay around the state of Texas. Oklahoma is especially not bad at all. It's not really too much of a factor," Edwards explained.

With more offers still coming through Edward's door he says he will think about each offer but as of right now is planning on signing with Baylor.


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