LB Eteyen Edet from Friendly High School in Ft Washington, Md has played up and down the east coast over the last three years and is now ready to focus on where he'll play college football for the next four.
Originally from Susan Wagner High School in New York, Edet transferred to Fork Union Military Academy as a junior. However, due to the cost of staying enrolled at FUMA, Edet moved in with an aunt just a couple of blocks from Friendly High School. As a senior, he's become a terror on defense for the Patriots and has put up the numbers to prove it.
At 6-2, 235 pounds, Edet has notched better than 90 tackles this year to go along with five sacks, two interceptions, one forced fumble and two fumble recoveries.
Because of all the moves to various schools, Edet has spent most of his senior season off of the recruiting radar. However, he's seen interest pick up quite a bit of late with one of the schools seemingly interested being NC State. In fact, Edet said the Wolfpack has offered him a scholarship.
"My coach told me NC State has offered me," said Edet. "But I haven't talked to them so I really don't know what's going on. It was exciting to hear I had gotten an offer, though. I feel like I'm one of the top five linebackers in the country but I've been under the radar, though. I've just got to be patient."
While he admits he doesn't know that much about the Wolfpack, they are a program that he finds attractive.
"I like State. They're in the ACC and that's my favorite conference. Getting offered by a school in my favorite conference is big to me. My plans could change but that's the conference where I want to play."
In addition to NC State, Edet is also hearing from UNC, Georgia, Connecticut, Michigan State, South Carolina, Syracuse, Boston College and Illinois among others.
For now, Edet denies any favorites but does have a couple of schools that stick out.
"Right now, there are no top schools," he said. "I like all the schools so I'm really just wide open.
"I do like UNC and Michigan State, though. The LB coach (Tommy Thigpen) at UNC came by to watch a game and I know they need a middle linebacker. I'm planning to make an official visit there in late December or January."
When Edet does decide on a future school, he doesn't hide the fact that early playing time will be the key factor in his decision.
"I want to play right away as a true freshman," he said. "I'm big enough and I'm strong although I'll need to get stronger. I'm a guy that I feel like I can make an instant impact. I'm smart and a fast learner and I play with a lot of intensity and emotion. I just want to be able to go out and make plays. If a team wants me to come stand on the sidelines then I'm probably not their guy. I want to go somewhere where they're going to let me play."