One of the most sought after 2008 prospects from the state of Louisiana Tyler Edwards (6'4, 238, 4.7) spoke to TigerRag.com about recruiting and said he fully understands how the whole process works.
The 4-star product finished
his junior season with 23 receptions for 360 yards and four touchdowns. This
season he would like to improve on those numbers, but says it might be out of
"Everything has been going good
with school and all," Edwards explained. "I'm taking pretty much just Math and
English classes this year because I have already completed everything else. So
this school year is going to be pretty easy.
"As far as football goes, well, we
have a new quarterback and so my team really hasn't been able to get me the ball
a lot so far this year," Edwards added. "I think I have like 10 receptions and 2
touchdowns so far. My blocking has been really good
Away from Ouachita Parish High
School, the big tight end has been taking in the
recruiting techniques being used by all of his top schools. Edwards says he is
aware that sometimes coaches say what they want you to
"Recruiting has been going really
good," Edwards stated. "I really liked it when the text messaging ban went into
effect Edwards said jokingly. Last night I talked with a coach from Connecticut and from Nebraska. An Alabama coach called as well, but I missed his
phone call because I was on the phone with another school. And I am still
receiving a bunch of letters every day.
"I spoke to the LSU coaches last
week," Edwards continued. "Coach Crowton and coach Henson flew up on Friday to
come to my game then they flew back for the Tulane game."
Edwards has been watching a little
of LSU's games as well lately.
"I went to the LSU vs. South Carolina and the
LSU vs. Virginia Tech game," Edwards informed. "I expected LSU to win both of
those games, but I didn't expect LSU to kill Virginia Tech that bad. With that
said, it wouldn't change anything with me if the games would have been
The talented student athlete says
he wants to make a few more trips before it is all said and
"I am scheduled to make an
official visit to Nebraska on October 20," Edwards said. "A
coach from Florida called me last week after their game
about making an official visit. I am also going to try to make it to the LSU vs.
Alabama game and the LSU vs. Florida game. I want
to make an official to all of my top teams before I decide. It will be weird
watching these games though because both teams playing in the games will be
recruiting me. And the winner of these games will not affect my decision
"For the most part all of the
coaches tell me they could probably give me early playing time and things like
that, but no coach really knows for sure." Edwards said. "They all say you can
have it, but they are just trying to get you there. I am confident though
that if I would work hard and prepare myself well enough I could probably get it
Edwards hinted that the ultimate
battle for his signature might be between Alabama and LSU. He said he is fond of both
coaches and football programs.
"Alabama is looking good and coach Saban is a
good coach," Edwards stated. "Alabama does not have much talent right now,
but they are going to improve in the next few years.
"LSU has a really good team and I
like coach Les Miles," Edwards added. "I was hearing rumors around town that
coach Miles might decide to leave LSU if the head coaching job at Michigan became available
so I asked him about that. He said he was staying at LSU for sure and he
had no intentions of leaving LSU, but I know anything could happen so I will
wait and see. Not just at LSU, but any coaching change at any school that is
recruiting me could affect my decision."
Note: Edwards reports a 3.0 core
GPA and a 22 ACT