Edwards is a Priority for ND

As recruiting continues to heat up, safety Lorenzo Edwards of Edgewater high school (Orlando, Fla.) continues to receive visits from head coaches. Charlie Weis was the latest coach to stop in and speak with the standout prospect.

Lorenzo Edwards (6-foot-2, 220 pounds) is a priority for the Notre Dame coaching staff. On Thursday they stopped in to let them know how he would fit into their program.

"Coach Weis and coach Ianello were in today," Edwards said of his visit from the Irish coaches. "Everything went great. We stood around at school and talked for a good 30 minutes. Then coach Weis reminded me that I had an appointment with my trainer. During my workout they were talking to my parents and afterward we sat down and talked one-on-one for about 15 minutes.

"We talked about the same basic things, but he was reassuring me that he wants me to be a part of the program."

Edwards wants to study architecture in college. One of the hurdles Notre Dame faces is that their architecture students are required to spend a year in Rome, which would take Edwards away from football for a year.

"That's one of the things that me and coach Weis talked about today," Edwards said. "He told me once before that he wanted me to pursue my career goal and that he wouldn't want to interrupt something that I wanted to. He was reassuring me that if I went off for that year I could come back and play for two more years.

"It's something that I love doing and something that I enjoy. I think that it would be a great experience. The only thing that I would have to worry about is staying in shape, but that doesn't even concern me because I would find some way shape or form to stay in shape."

Lloyd Carr had already made his in-home visit with Edwards and with Charlie Weis making his visit, Lorenzo has three more coaches to host.

"Georgia Tech, Clemson, and Florida are still figuring out when they are going to visit<" Edwards explained. "They are all starting bowl practice so they're trying to figure out when it's best to visit or when they are able to come down and visit.

"If you look at my top five schools, four of the five are out of state. They all have different campuses so I'm open to a variety of things. Distance doesn't matter, because I'm there to get my education and to play football. Those are my main priorities…education being number one."

Edwards has taken all of his official visits. He is planning to announce his decision at the U.S. Army All-American game.

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