Super RB Plans on Visiting UM

This super running back prospect is widely considered one of the best in the entire country, and he has the offers to prove it. And in this in-depth interview, he talks about why he plans on making an official visit to the University of Miami later this year.

As the University of Miami coaches tour the nation looking for elite running back prospects, it appears one of their targets is Bowie, MD standout Barrington Edwards.

The talented running back recently attended the University of Maryland summer camp when he was very impressive. Measured at 6-feet ½ and 215 pounds, Edwards ripped off a 4.48/40. As a junior last season, he rushed for 2,170 yards and 30 touchdowns.

Edwards, who is also on the school's swimming team, carries a 2.5 GPA inside the classroom and scored an 810 on his first SAT try.

The talented running back had a busy spring talking with college coaches from all over.

"I got a lot of calls," Edwards said. "Georgia, LSU, Tennessee, Maryland, Penn State, USC, Michigan, Syracuse, Florida, Miami, and UCLA are the schools that offered me that also called. I got some other calls, but those ones have offered me."

Edwards said he has four schools in mind that he's most interested in visiting, but hasn't quite decided on a fifth yet.

"My top four are Georgia, Michigan State, Maryland, and USC," he said. "I haven't decided where my fifth visit will be. It'll probably be to Miami."

The Maryland standout talked about the Hurricanes.

"I they they're tight," he said. "I like the tradition they have. They always seem to have great running backs. The coaching staff seems cool. I really haven't talked to them a whole lot so I don't know much about them yet. They called in May and offered me and send me a lot of letters and stuff, but I need to learn more about them. They said I was pretty high on their recruiting list for running backs. Miami's probably one of the schools that I will make a visit to."

Edwards is busy preparing for a huge senior season.

"The biggest thing to me off the field is just keeping my grades up," he said. "On the field, I want to have a strong enough senior year that I can help play for a winning team."

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