Although the start of the season is around the corner for Lorenzo Edwards (6-foot-2, 220 pounds) there is business to take care of on the recruiting front. Between now and September 1, is when most recruits narrow their college options down to five. Once the five are chosen official visit can be scheduled.
"We've discussed them, but we haven't come up with a top five," Edwards said of his discussion of his official visits. "We've just been sitting here discussing which schools that I'll really want to go to. It's all kind of overwhelming so we're going to take a break from it for a while let me feel out some more schools and after that let everyone know who I'm going to visit."
Edwards made an unofficial visit to South Bend in April with his father and it is a good bet that Edwards will make a return trip this fall.
"I'm really interested in Notre Dame. I think it's a good possibility that they'll get a visit," Edwards said. "We keep in touch. Coach Bill Lewis is always sending me text messages along with coach Parmalee, coach Ianello and coach Weis.
"I really enjoy talking to them and receiving the things they send me in the text messages. Having coach Weis and all the college coaches spend the time… I never imagined it happening to me, even in my dreams, so I'm really humbled by the experience."
Taking the lead for Notre Dame in Edwards' recruitment is secondary coach Bill Lewis. Coach Lewis not only brings NFL experience to Notre Dame, but he has become one of the top recruiters on the staff.
"He's going to be my position coach so I think he's taking the lead in recruiting me," Edwards said of Lewis. "He's really not curious about anything in particular, he just talks to me about how he wants me to get up there and hangout with some of the players and how he wants me to consider Notre Dame. He tells me how the defense is the same that Miami used, so not only will I get a great education, but I'll learn from the best and be prepared for the next level after college."
With over 30 scholarship offers Edwards is getting a lot of attention from college recruiters, but the Irish staff certainly is making Edwards a priority.
"Some schools, but not as much as Notre Dame," Edwards replied when asked which schools were recruiting him as heavily as Notre Dame. " They're not necessarily recruiting me the hardest, just more people involved I'd say. I talk to one coach then another coach hears that I'm on the phone and they talk to me all the way until it gets to the head coach."
As a junior, Edwards recorded 120 tackles (97 solo), five interceptions, five sacks, and three fumble recoveries.