Louisville visit impresses 2015 safety

A group of athletes from Jacksonville (Fla) Trinity Christian, including Cardinal commits Isaiah Ford and Kavaris Harkless, recently made the trip to Louisville. Also in the group was 2015 safety Ben Edwards, who has collected more than a dozen scholarship offers.

Charlie Strong welcomed a group of teammates from Jacksonville (Fla) Trinity Christian recently, including a pair that are among Louisville's group of 2014 commitments.

Isaiah Ford and Kavaris Harkless, both currently rated as Scout.com three-star prospects, were joined by teammate Ben Edwards on the trip. With over a dozen scholarship offers already in hand, Edwards, a 6-foot, 195-pound safety is quickly becoming one of the top defensive targets for the Class of 2015 from the Sunshine State.

"I'm loving it really," he said of the recruiting process. "It shows that hard work is paying off."

In addition to Louisville, Edwards has also collected offers from Boston College, Georgia Tech, Missouri, North Carolinan, Penn State and others.

Both Ford and Harkless gave the visit very postitive reviews and Edwards agreed.

"It was good," he told Cardinal Authority. "I was able to talk the coaches and see the campus, so it was nice."

Only a junior, Edwards has the lengthy process still ahead of him, but he's already taking mental notes and knows what he is looking for in a future school.

"The coaching staff and the defensive scheme," he said, adding that leaving the state isn't a concern. "I don't really care, I'll probably go out of state."

The large amount of Florida players on Louisville's roster is a positive for the Cardinals.

"Yeah, I like that," he said. "They have a lot of Florida kids up there."

Edwards credits much of that to the relationships that Charlie Strong is able to build with his players.

"While I was talking to him I could tell that he's a cool coach and see how a lot of Florida kids go there," he explained.

Edwards has visited multiple schools this spring and while have made an impression, the stop in Louisville stands out.

"Louisville has been one of the best visits," he said. "They are honest with you and you can tell that they really care about you."

He had 37 tackles last season as a sophomore

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