Coaches Talk with T.E.

Just one month removed from signing its best recruiting class in years, the University of Kentucky coaching staff took one look at Mobile (Ala.)'s Terrell Edwards and decided it needed not to look any further.

24 hours later, Edwards had his first scholarship offer in hand.

Nearly 9 months later, much has changed for the kid approapriately nicknamed "T.O." by his teammates and friends. The Wildcats are no longer alone in their pursuit for the talented athlete from UMS Wright Prepatory School, as the likes of South Carolina, Marshall, Southern Miss., UAB and East Carolina joined the party.

But one thing never changed and that was the staff's affection for the 6-foot-2, 215 pound high school running back. Throughout the process in 2006, Mobile (Ala.) has become the Wildcat coaching staffs second home, visiting Mobile as often as possible.

"They have recruited me real hard," Edwards said. "I've set up a visit with Kentucky. I'm very interested in them. I plan on checking out the facilities and the school when I take my visit. I'd like to see how I fit in on campus and in that environment."

Most would think that the Wildcats would have a significant advantage, being the first school to offer Edwards and the fact they are an SEC school. Not so fast, says Edwards.

"It's really not a factor at all," Edwards said. "I'll play wherever, but playing in the SEC, ya know it's home and I'd like to stay in the southeast."

Kentucky was back in Alabama last evening to talk with Terrell in his first "one-on-one" visit with the UK coaching staff. The 3-star prospect by concluded his in-home visits with the Wildcats, after having seen coaches from South Carolina, Southern Miss, and Marshall earlier in the week.

"I talked with the South Carolina coaches earlier," Edwards said. "I have set up a visit with them and plan on taking a closer look at them."

In addition to South Carolina and Kentucky, Edwards will visit Marshall and Southern Mississippi on official visits.

A relative upstart from UMS-Wright, the senior ran for close to 2,000 yards and accumulated over 30 touchdowns.

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