Edwards high on Navy

Navy was early to offer Marcus Edwards, a 6-foot-3, 275-pound defensive lineman out of Sabino High School in Tucson, Ariz. Now Edwards is hearing from a bevy of colleges including most of the Ivy League and Big Sky schools, as well as the other two D-1 service academies.

Marcus Edwards Bio

Although Edwards may see his offer list steadily increase in the coming months, he says he is "pretty high" on the possibility of attending the U.S. Naval Academy.

"At the beginning of the summer I received a call from Navy coach Steve Johns," Edwards told GoMids. "He said that they watched my film and were impressed with how I played. They really liked my aggressiveness at D-line.

"You know, I was really excited when I received the Navy offer. It's a great school, one of the best in the nation. I was just really happy to have been offered. This weekend i actually spoke with the head coach, Ken Niumatalolo. I wished him the best on the season. He told me to keep being a leader, to always lead from the front. We had some great words passed between us. I am high on Navy. I like the majors they offer in regards to Engineering and I love the football program."

Edwards' father is a retired Air Force Airman so he says he's well-versed on life in the military. He's attracting interest from the Ivy league with an offer from Cornell and heavy interest from Yale. He says he's heard from both Air Force, Army, most of the Big Sky Conference and from hometown University of Arizona.

"I'm looking at a college that will allow me to get the degree I want, which is something in the engineering field," he shared. "If the football team is playing at a high level. then great, but my education comes first and that will be the determining factor in my decision."

At Sabino, Edwards first became a varsity starter in his sophomore season. He came into his own as a junior with 52 tackles, five sacks, 11 tackles for loss, and two forced fumbles. For his effort he was named All-State (Division III), Academic All-State, All-Region (Southern Arizona) and All-Section (Division III/Section 2). Edwards says the Sabercats will be "exceptional" this season after posting a 9-3 mark in 2013.

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