Hawks Eye Edwards

Arroyo Edwards recently received his first scholarship offer from a BCS school. The Milwaukee guard talks about that opportunity, his involvement with Iowa and more in this recruiting update.

It took a while, but Arroyo Edwards recently received his first scholarship offer.

"Clemson just offered," the 6-foot-5, 190-pound Milwaukee product said. " I really feel like recruiting is going good and picking up. I'm getting more looks."

Edwards said that in addition to Clemson, Iowa, DePaul and Boston College are recruiting him the hardest.

"They all would like me to come on a visit," he said. "I'm going to try to get out to them this month or next."

Edwards plays for King High and a strong AAU program in the Wisconsin Playground Elite. His teammate on both, Cinmeon Bowers, holds offers from Iowa, DePaul and Maryland.

"Iowa came up to see Cinmeon at our high school games and then got involved with me," Edwards said. "We've been talking at least once a month and they told me they're going to stay in contact. They want to see me some more this summer."

Edwards said that he's hearing from Hawkeye Head Coach Fran McCaffery and assistant Andrew Francis.

"I've been dealing with an ankle injury during AAU so far and haven't played my best," Edwards said. "I'm trying to take some time here in June to get in the gym and get my legs back. I know July is going to be a big month for me."

Edwards said he will likely spend his senior season at a prep school, perhaps in North Carolina.

"Clemson has been looking at some schools for me," Edwards said.

Going away to prep school doesn't necessarily mean that's the plan for college.

"I would like to play close to my family," he said.

Edwards said he's been working on his 15-17 foot jump shot this spring. College coaches want to see him make it more consistently than he has to this point.

"My strength is attacking the rim," Edwards said. "I'm a combo guard that's real good off of the bounce. I play a lot of point guard for my AAU team and that's probably where I'll play in college."

Edwards isn't sure when he'll decide on a school. He's hoping to receive more scholarship offers and have choices.

"I'm really looking for a school to set me up education wise," he said. "I struggle in the classroom at times. I'm not a strong student, more of an average one. I want to make sure there's a strong support system with tutors looking out for us. I also want to me comfortable on the campus and for it to be close to home."


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