Four-Star Edds Picks Iowa

A.J. Edds, the No. 29 ranked prospect, in the Midwest, according to, is expected to give Iowa his verbal commitment today. The 6-foot-4, 217-pound, linebacker/tight end, from Greenwood, Ind., will make things official during a press conference at his high school.

"I found the right fit in the University of Iowa," A.J. Edds said.

"I wanted to go to a place where I felt that I could set myself up to be the most successful and Iowa is that place.

"I've been to Iowa several times and I just feel comfortable with the program, the school and the coaches. I firmly believe that the Iowa coaches take an interest in everyone on the team outside the game, not just on the football field.

"Coach Ferentz told me I'm being recruited as a tight end but I've also been told that the defensive coaches want me on that side of the ball as well. I've been told that I could also end up at linebacker or even defensive end.

"I've never seen myself as a tight end until Iowa and Nebraska both offered me to play that position but I play tight end in high school and if that's what Iowa wants me to play, so be it. Iowa has done a great job at producing top tight ends."

Edds chose Iowa over Purdue. A.J. told that he plans on taking his Iowa official visit in December.

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