Back in the late 1990's former LSU tight end Eric Edwards was one of the nation's top prospects at his position coming out of high school. Now, in 2007 his younger brother Tyler Edwards is in that same mold.
Tyler Edwards, a 6-3, 235-pounder
with 4.7 speed, was a Class 4A All-State selection as a junior and he also an
All-Northeast Louisiana selection.
On the year, the big athletic
tight end caught 22 passes for 328 yards and four touchdowns but what it isn't
accounted for in those stats is the blocking presence he provided on the
"Tyler is a great physical presence," said
Ouachita head coach John Carr. "He is a very physical player with soft hands
that can stretch the field. He made big strides with his blocking last year and
did a good job of sealing the edge. He is going to be a good one on the next
Carr went on to say that Tyler has done the little
things each off-season to elevate his game and knows what it takes to follow the
same path that his older brother took.
"Tyler has matured greatly every year," Carr
explained. "He now understands how important his footwork is to blocking and he
understands how to run his routes. He saw what Eric achieved at LSU and by
making it to the NFL so he understands that it takes a lot of hard work to reach
those next two levels."
Tyler will have plenty of choices to
make when he decided just where he will be playing at when he moves on to the
next level as Auburn,
Mississippi State, Southern Miss
and La. Tech have already offered but more will be on the
"He already has those two offers
from SEC schools and I definitely think Tyler has what it takes to play tight end at
that level," Carr said. "LSU and Alabama are very interested too and he is
getting all sorts of stuff from a bunch of more schools."
By the Numbers:
285-Bench/365-Squat/300-Clean/29" Vertical/2.8 GPA/Waiting on test
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