Edwards adds SEC offer

Avery Edwards is closing in on double-digit scholarship offers. The Raleigh (N.C.) Ravenscroft tight end's most recent one came from an SEC school.

Avery Edwards was offered by Arkansas last week.

"I had gotten some mail from Coach (Barry) Lunney," said the 6-foot-5, 230-pound Edwards. "So, I called him last week and he told me that they thought I was a special player and that they really need a tight end/H-back to stretch the field in this class. He didn't offer me that night because he said he had to talk to the head coach. So the next day, I called him back and he let me know I had an offer."

The three-star tight was happy when he got the news.

"I was very excited because it's my first SEC offer and the SEC is big-time football," he said. "If you want to prove you can play with elite players, I think you definitely have to look at that conference. I'm definitely excited to look into Arkansas and do my homework about the school and see if it would be a good fit for me."

Edwards said he has not set up a visit to Arkansas yet, but would definitely like to get down there in the near future.

Along with the Razorbacks, the Ravenscroft star holds offers from Appalachian State, Duke, Louisville, North Carolina, North Carolina State, Pittsburgh, Virginia and Wake Forest.

As for his most recent visit, Edwards checked out N.C. State for their spring game and enjoyed the experience.

"At State, I had never seen Coach (Dave) Doeren's offense and how Coach (Matt) Canada calls the plays," he said. "I was definitely watching the tight ends – how they were using them – and where I could see myself in that offense."

Edwards said he wants to narrow his list of schools down sometime this summer.

"I would like to narrow it down to four or five," he said. "I wouldn't say I have any leaders yet, though. But I'm definitely going to make my decision before my senior year starts. "

There will be a few main factors that go into his decision.

"The main things are going to be my relationship with coaches, how I fit in at the school as a student, and how I fit in as a football player," he said.

Last season, Edwards had 490 yards receiving, 100 rushing, and six touchdowns.

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