Lorenzo Edwards Checks In

Lorenzo Edwards, a 6-foot-2 and 220 pounder from Orlando (Fla.) Edgewater (Greg Mathews' alma mater), is a rare four-year starter at a 6A program in Florida. Because of his size, many people label him a linebacker.

Lorenzo Edwards Profile

Lorenzo Edwards has been a two-time Class 6A All-State pick and the talented safety is hoping to do the same this season. The Orlando (Fla.) Edgewater standout had a strong Kickoff Classic against Olympia High last week.

"We won 40-6," Edwards said. "I had four sacks and 12 tackles on defense and on offense, I had three catches for 60 yards. My number one goal this year is winning a state championship."

Edwards, 6-foot-2 and 220 pounds, is a rare four-year starter at a 6A program in Florida. Because of his size, many people label him a linebacker.

"I'm a safety," he said. "Look what I've done at safety. I guess people just aren't used to seeing safeties my size. That's OK. Once they see me, they'll change their minds."

On the recruiting front, Edwards plans on taking all five of his visits but he hasn't scheduled any yet.

"I don't have anything planned except I will be going to the Georgia Tech/Notre Dame game and then the Miami/Florida State game after that," he said. "Those will be unofficial visits."

In the past four months, Edwards has taken unofficial visits to six programs that he's considering.

"Back in April, I took a trip to the Midwest and visited Notre Dame, Michigan, and Northwestern," he said. "Then this summer, I went to Clemson, Duke, and Wake Forest and saw the school and everything. I liked all of them -- they were very impressive."

Edwards, who claims 25 written scholarship offers, has also been on the campus of all three major Florida programs.

"All three of them are definitely in the running," he said of the in-state powers. "I was at Florida State and Miami during the spring. I went to Friday Night Lights at Florida. They all have great programs."

The talented safety prospect talked about some of the things he'll be looking for before narrowing it down to which schools he'll actually visit officially.

"I'm looking at the academic reputation (architecture), the life away from football I'll have there, the coaching staff, and where I fit in the best," he said. "I have a lot of options and I want to be real thorough when I narrow it down."

Edwards, who plans to make a decision after his five official visits, carries a 3.3 GPA and scored an 1140 on the SAT. His season begins Friday against Oak Ridge.

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