Edwards Looking at Everyone

Safety prospect Lorenzo Edwards of Edgewater high school (Orlando, Fla.) recently made a trip to Notre Dame to meet with the coaches and get a feel for the campus. He had planned on working out at the Adidas combine, but decided to pass on the workout at the last minute.

Based on offers alone, Lorenzo Edwards (6-2, 220 pounds) is going to be one of the top prospects in the country for the 2007 recruiting class. Notre Dame is one of the 20 plus scholarships offers and Edwards is a priority for the Irish.

"Smooth, very smooth," responded Edwards when asked about his trip to Notre Dame. "I knew it didn't have that many students, I expected the campus to be a little bigger but not much bigger. I was surprised because everything is easy access for the students, which I liked. The dorms are five minutes away from the classrooms.

"I visited with Mo Crum. I can tell he's a different person off the field than he is on the field. We sat down and had lunch together. We also had lunch with Ray Herring. We talked about the football program and they told me that it's on the way up and that I'd fit in.

"He was quiet, yet he spoke his mind," Edwards recalled of Crum. "He's a real nice guy… a very nice guy. I would describe him as laid back off the field."

Besides walking the campus and meeting some of the players, a priority for Edwards was to get a chance to meet with the Irish coaching staff.

"I met most of the coaches," Edwards explained. "I didn't sit down and talk with all of them, but I met with the defensive coordinator, coach Minter. He knows his stuff. We sat down and watched game film together and he went over their coverages. He talked to me about how I'll fit in and what I'd be doing. He just knows his stuff.

"Coach Weis took us around campus in his cart. He's a funny guy. He's got a very good sense of humor. He kept me smiling the whole time I was with him.

"Coach Weis is someone I could play for, not only because he has so much experience from coaching in the NFL and Super Bowl teams, but also because of his personality," Edwards continued. "He took interest in me. I really appreciate him taking his time out. I definitely have a better understanding of him."

The Irish would like to get a better understanding of where they are on Edwards list of schools, but that will have to wait.

"I'm still very open to everyone," said Edwards. "I still want to do research on a lot of schools, especially the schools that have offered me a scholarship. I'm going to do my best to look into those schools and try to take unofficial visits to all of the schools.

"I've visited Miami, Florida, Florida State, Notre Dame, Michigan and Northwestern," he added.

As a junior, Edwards recorded 120 tackles (97 solo), five interceptions, five sacks, and three fumble recoveries.


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