"Purdue and Iowa have a lot of the same qualities. Purdue is closer to home and that's a big plus for them. Purdue wants me to play linebacker and I think I could have a chance of playing early there.
"I get along well with coach (Brock) Spack at Purdue very well and I can see myself playing for him. I think that coach (Joe) Tiller gets the most out of his players. Purdue also has strong academics as well.
"I've been to Iowa on several occasions and I feel that Kirk Ferentz is one of most knowledgeable and honorable football coaches in the profession. One thing I've noticed about Iowa is that they honor their word.
"Everything that the Iowa coaches have told me in our conversations have been honest and heart felt and that means a lot to me. Iowa is recruiting me as a tight end and I have a great relationship with coach (Eric) Johnson.
"Iowa has done a good job with their tight ends lately, coach Ferentz does a good job at showcasing the tight end and if I'm good enough to play in the league (NFL), Iowa can make that happen for me.
"Iowa has a respected degree and they also have their own law school which is also very appealing to me."
Edds is a four-star rated prospect according to Scout.com. A.J. has 85 tackles on defense this year and he has 350 yards receiving and two touchdowns from his tight end position.