"It feels really good right now. I'm just sitting back and getting ready to graduate."
It is all too common for the recruiting process to "drag on".
Kids get calls, letters, e-mails, texts, and the list never ends. .
. Now the papers are signed and the drama is all over, along
with the process.
"It is a big relief, because I am all set. I won't receive in
any more junk in the mail and I know that KU is the place I can call
This will be Kansas' first recruiting class under Turner Gill, and that
is special to Jeremiah Edwards.
"It means a lot because of what I am seeing and hearing. The
Class of 2010 is going to be one of the best classes to come through in
a while. Everyone is pumped to play for Coach (Gill), and we
are ready to get up there."
Today, the big defensive tackle had a talk with Coach Gill, and the
talk happened as he was faxing his letter. This will surely
be one of the best days of Jeremiah's life, and he will always remember
it. The rest of the semester will be dedicated to school,
which is something Edwards takes very seriously.
"I want to go out strong so that when I am gone, I will be remembered
at this school. I have to remember where I came from when I
get up on campus, and continue to work hard."
Although the big guy from Garland is a wrecking ball on the defensive
line, Edwards is one of the nicest kids you will meet off the
field. His tenacity during the games is completely opposite
of his overall demeanor during the school day.
When asked how much better he has gotten to know new Defensive Line
Coach Buddy Wyatt, Jeremiah spoke glowingly about their developing
"Yeah, we're real close, he's told me stories about the players he used
to coach. A lot of the guys are similar to me. He's
real cool and I'm sure that our bond will grow once I'm up in Lawrence."
Other relationships have been growing as Edwards' recruiting process
has come and gone. A future KU player that Jeremiah calls
friend is Ricki Herod, Jr. Ricki played at North Mesquite
High School, and Jeremiah has a hope going into the fall that they will
"Ricki and I are talking a whole lot and I hope that we can room
together. I have gotten to talk to Jimmay a little bit too,
and he is a cool guy. In fact, we were texting this morning
as the faxes went through."
It is always a good sign when future teammates can get along.
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