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OT Mike Edwards will bring size, versatility and upside to Wake Forest

Hope Mills (N.C.) South View offensive tackle Mike Edwards committed to Wake Forest moments ago, and Scout takes a look at what the Demon Deacons are getting, and how he fits into their class.

Wake Forest secured a huge commitment from offensive tackle Mike Edwards moments ago.

Committed Over: Edwards committed to the Demon Deacons over scholarship offers from LouisvilleMarylandNC StateNorth CarolinaVirginia and Virginia Tech among others.

Rated: He a three-star prospect.

Scouting report: Edwards is a massive offensive lineman.

At 6-foot-6 and 325 pounds, Edwards has prototypical size. He gets off the ball quickly and has good feet. Edwards also has a good initial punch and the athleticism to get to the second level with ease.

Although he projects as a tackle at the next level, his size, athleticism and high football I.Q., could also allow him to play guard. So, he gives Wake Forest great versatility and his upside is huge.

Besides his physical abilities, Edwards has a strong work ethic and wants to be great. He also has a good attitude and is very coachable.

Like all prospects, there are areas where he can improve. When it comes to Edwards, he is still very raw, so he needs to improve his technique. He also needs to continue to get stronger and more flexible.

However, none of these things are major concerns. Once he gets college, look for him to improve immediately in these areas.

Final Thought: Edwards is a tremendous addition for Wake Forest.

The Demon Deacons are off to strong start in the 2018 class. Edwards joins Cornelius (N.C.) Hough quarterback Sam Hartman and Florence (S.C.) Wilson safety Zion Keith.

He is already a very good football player, but has not even scratched the surface on how good he can ultimately become. His physical tools and work ethic should allow him to flourish in the ACC.

Ultimately, he will have a chance to be a multi-year starter and an anchor for Wake Forest's offensive line in the future.


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