Monroe's Edwards has lots to consider

Louisiana's premier tight end Tyler Edwards is finding it harder and harder to make a decision, the more he learns about each school.

The 6-4, 240-pound tight end caught 25 balls last season for 350 yards and five touchdowns. He earned first team all-state and first team all-district honors. Edwards has received 25 offers, but has managed to narrow it down to four.

"LSU, Alabama, Miami and Florida are my top teams right now," said Edwards. "They are almost all SEC schools for one. I like the SEC because there aren't really any bad teams in it."

At first, LSU seemed like an easy choice for Edwards.

"In LSU, there's a school that I've always grown up wanting to play for," said Edwards. "My brother (Eric Edwards) played there until '03. He hasn't really been pushing me one way or the other. He's pretty much said do what is right for me. He probably isn't going to tell me one way or the other, but I'm sure he wants me to go to LSU."

Edwards is taking a trip to LSU today with his brother to watch film from last year's games as well as the spring practice to see how the tight end is utilized in the Tiger offense.

"I've seen just about everything there is to see at LSU, so this will be mostly to watch film and get a feel for what my role would be in the offense," said Edwards. "We're also going to watch some old film of my brother when he played for them."

When will Edwards have a decision?

"At first I was telling everyone I would know by the end of the summer or by the middle of the season," said Edwards. "Now I just don't know. I took a trip to Florida and things were different down there. You gotta see what else is out there and now it may be longer before I decide."

Note** GPA 3.0 ACT 22


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