However, he felt like there was no reason to wait any longer. He wanted to be a member of the NC State Wolfpack.
"That is the best place for me to go," said Edmond. "NC State has been recruiting me real hard, and they've shown me a lot of attention throughout the recruiting process... that was big to me.
"So I thought about it some and called the coaches [on Monday] to commit. Coach Bridge, my recruiting coach, was real excited and then he put coach O'Brien on the phone. Coach O'Brien just told me that he looked forward to coaching me, and he believes that I could accomplish a lot if I put in the work to do it."
Edmond, a 6-foot-1, 175-pounder, started at quarterback at Lower Richland (SC) High School, rushing for over 900 yards and scoring seven touchdowns while passing for nearly 700 yards and seven more scores. He also played cornerback, where he picked off three passes, returning one for a 98-yard touchdown.
NC State is recruiting him to play cornerback.
"Coach Bridge liked my athleticism and the way I play on the football field," said Edmond. "I fly around and try to make plays. I also won the states in the 400 so he likes that because he said it's hard race to win.
"I like that they want me to play cornerback. They have David Amerson there now who had the most picks in the NCAA and that caught my eye. It would be a good experience learning from one of the best if he doesn't leave for the draft."
Edmond has been timed as fast as 4.49 in the 40-yard dash, and he also carries a 3.75 average in the classroom.
"Coming from other schools, I've put a lot of kids on a high level," Lower Richland head coach Wayne Farmer told TheState.com. "Coming here, I saw a lot of things in Marcus that I saw in those other kids. I knew he was going to be a Division I talent," Farmer said.
"He's already qualified; he's a man of great character. He has grace and great mannerisms."
"I'm happy about my decision," said Edmond. "I can now just focus on my senior season and have fun playing."
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