Lyght scouts Florida safety

As the Irish sift through safeties during the spring evaluation period, Deon Edwards has seen his profile with Notre Dame rise. The Florida prospect said an Irish offer would put Notre Dame in his top five.

Notre Dame evaluated a new batch of defensive backs during the spring evaluation period. Three-star safety Deon Edwards joined that group when Irish assistant Todd Lyght watched a scrimmage at Lake Minneola High School in Minneola, Fla.

“I actually didn’t think I played that well,” Edwards said. “I hurt my thigh during the game and had to get that x-rayed. But, I spoke with coach Lyght on the phone after he had left, and he really likes my game.

“(Lyght) told me he likes how I’m big and powerful and how I fast am, so I can cover a lot of ground quickly. He likes how hard I tackle, too. We play with five defensive backs on the field, so I play some outside linebacker, too, and so I blitz a lot. I love being aggressive.”

Edwards said an Irish offer would move Notre Dame into his top five.

“Coach Lyght told me Notre Dame graduates 95 percent of its players,” Edwards said. “I already know about their outstanding football program. I think they have the right coaches in place and they develop their players really well. I know that if went there with a weakness in my game, by the end of my time there, I could turn it into a strength.”

The 6-foot-1, 193-pound defensive back currently has a top list of Arkansas, Louisville and South Carolina. He plans to likely commit this fall.

“I’m not sure of any visits this summer, but if Notre Dame were to offer, I would like to set something up there,” Edwards said. “I want to learn more about their defense and how I would fit in with their secondary scheme. Notre Dame is a great school, I want to check it out for myself.” Top Stories