Edwards discusses OU and UT visits

The last two weeks have been pretty exciting for Lavar Edwards as the Baton Rouge (La.) Desire Street Academy product took an official visit to Oklahoma this past weekend and then the week before that he was at Tennessee.

Lavar Edwards

Scout.com had been trying to reach the 3-star prospect and after numerous attempts we finally caught up with him for a brief interview.

How was the trip out to Oklahoma last weekend?

"It was a good trip and it went really well," Edwards said. "I didn't have a lot of expectations before I went but it was still better than I thought it would be. I had fun out there and kind of liked the small town thing. They had some good people out there too."

Oklahoma has not decided on a position for Edwards but while in Norman the subject came up when he spent some one-on-one time with the coaches.

"Coach (Bob) Stoops was a real nice coach and we just talked about how they would use me," said Edwards. "He told me that he honestly didn't know if I would end up on the D-Line or at tight end but that he thought I could play both. He said he could see me doing both well because I am quick and athletic."

Edwards (6-3, 282, 4.9) got to watch the Sooners take on Texas A&M and he was impressed the atmosphere.

"It was a good game and a nice atmosphere," he said. "They had a lot of people and they were into the game pretty good."

The week prior to going out to Oklahoma, Edwards went up to Tennessee and he said that trip was comparable to his latest visit.

"Tennessee was real nice too," he said. "I kind of liked the whole area in Tennessee and especially the mountains. They have some real nice people and all of their coaches are like a family up there. I kind of liked that."

Edwards got to see the Vols pull out a thrilling 27-24 win over South Carolina and he commented how he could tell the players benefited from the crowd in Knoxville.

"That was the biggest crowd I'd ever seen," he said. "The crowd was really into the game the first half and then late in the game you could see the players feeding off the noise. The fans stuck behind the team and gave them a lot of support and the atmosphere was real live."

Edwards had to report to study hall before we could get any further into the interview but before he left he did tell us where he stood on his remaining three official visits and the schools still in contention.

"I'm still going to visit LSU, Alabama and Florida but I don't have the dates set up yet," he said. "After that I should know where I want to go but right now they are all pretty even."

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