Soph QB Visits Illinois

Downers Grove North High School's sophomore QB led them all the way to the state quarterfinals this past season. He came down to Champaign to see the school his cousin attended.

A lot of Illinois fans will remember the name Garrett Edwards. The former Illinois safety played in the late 2000's, but now it's another Edwards on the Illini radar.

David Edwards, the starting quarterback at Downers Grove North High School, may only be a sophomore, but he's already getting plenty of attention from colleges all over the country.

Edwards took his first college visit of the spring to in-state Illinois, a school he has been familiar with growing up. He had positive reviews about the experience.

"It was awesome," he said. "I loved the campus, the coaches, and the facilities there."

Edwards visited with a couple teammates, including junior S/LB Vontae Diggs. Edwards got the full campus experience during his time down state.

"We listened in on meetings, watched practice, got a tour of the facilities, had lunch with the offensive coordinator (Bill Cubit), met with Coach Beckman for a bit, and got a tour of the campus," he said. "It was really nice."

Getting to spend time with new offensive coordinator Bill Cubit gave Edwards an idea of what he could expect at Illinois.

"He seems like a cool guy and a really good coach," Edwards said. "I really like his system. It's a passing system and you can take what the defense gives you when it comes to running."

Recruiting has gone up a few notches up for the rising junior since his season concluded.

"Recruiting has picked up a lot," he said. "I've heard from Michigan, Michigan State, Ohio State, Florida State, Illinois, Indiana, Maryland, Ball State, Vanderbilt, Western Michigan, Penn State, Brown, Air Force, Yale, and Syracuse."

Though he doesn't have any official scholarship offers yet, those are likely to come sooner rather than later for the 6'6" 215 pound signal caller.

Other than Illinois, Edwards has no immediate plans for other visits yet, but said he may take a trip up to Michigan sometime this spring.

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