Iowa State coach Matt Campbell has said he can never have enough defensive backs, so it should come as no surprise that Iowa State is hosting an immediately eligible graduate transfer for its spring game weekend.
The Cyclones have Duke graduate transfer Evrett Edwards in town this weekend, he told AllCyclones.com on Friday night. The 5-foot-11 Edwards will graduate from Duke this spring and transfer to a school with two remaining years of eligibility after finishing his undergraduate career in three years.
Edwards, who announced his intentions to transfer from Duke in late March, has already visited both Maryland and Troy in recent weeks and is scheduled to visit Utah State next weekend, he said. He will be in Ames until Sunday morning before returning to Durham.
Iowa State will be based out of a 4-2-5 defensive scheme during Campbell's first season in Ames this fall, highlighting the defensive backs in a pass-heavy Big 12 Conference. Edwards could help bolster the defensive backfield and is capable of playing both safety and cornerback. He was ranked as the No. 79 overall cornerback when he committed to Duke out of high school in the 2013 class.
After redshirting in 2013, Edwards appeared in 12 games (216 snaps), recording 20 tackles, one interception and two pass breakups.
Check back to AllCyclones.com for more on the visit.