Michigan Offers Glenville Standout

Glenville's Mike Edwards has added another scholarship offer, the latest one coming from the University of Michigan. Edwards will be making an official visit to Ann Arbor after the high school season wraps up.

Mike Edwards, a 5-foot-11, 185-pound cornerback, from Cleveland (Ohio) Glenville, said that the University of Michigan has offered him a scholarship.

"I got the offer from Michigan about three weeks ago," Edwards said. "I got a call out of the blue from Coach (Bruce) Tall who told me they wanted to offer me. That was the first time I had spoken with Michigan over the phone, I have received mail from them, but never a phone call.

"Coach Tall was talking to my high school coach (Ted Ginn Sr.), who put in a good word for me. Coach Tall told me he liked my film they received and really thought I would fit in well with the Michigan system."

Edwards plans on taking an official visit to Ann Arbor in the months to come. It won't be the first visit to the Michigan campus for the Glenville standout; he visited Ann Arbor two years ago while he was still attending Streetsboro High School (OH).

"Before I enrolled at Glenville, my high school coach at Streetsboro took me up to Ann Arbor. They invited me up to watch the bowl game practice during the winter during my 10th grade season. I thought the Michigan campus is really nice and quiet and I also thought they had beautiful athletic facilities.

"When I was visiting during the bowl practice, I got to meet Mario Manningham and listen to him speak highly about the Michigan tradition. He said he loved Ann Arbor and encouraged everyone who had the chance to go to Michigan, to take full advantage of the opportunity."

For now, Edwards is focused on his schoolwork and helping the Tarblooders make it to the state championship. He will make his college decision after the high school season is over.

"Coach Ginn is telling me to stay humble in the recruiting process," Edwards said. "He told me to take my time and worry about the high school football season first, because you never have a chance to get your senior year back. He wants us all to enjoy our senior year and he said that the recruiting process will always be there."

Edwards ran a (4.4) forty at Eastern Michigan's one day camp this past this summer and is looking to major in sports medicine in college.


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