Where Are You Going?

SAN ANTONIO - Players with a personal interest in where Lorenzo Edwards is going to school next year have been questioning the Orlando, Fla. product. Guys committed to Notre Dame, Michigan, and Florida have tried to get Edwards to leak what college he is verbally committing to, but they will have to wait like everybody else until Saturday and the U.S. Army All-America Bowl.

"They've been trying to pick at me," the 6-foot-2, 221-pound Edwards said with a laugh. "(Gary) Gray, Torey Davis, all of them."

Edwards says he has hung strong and not leaked anything. The safety/linebacker will choose between the Irish, the Wolverines, the Gators, Clemson and Florida.

All those schools will have the option of playing Edwards at safety or linebacker. A safety at Edgewater High, Scout.com lists Edwards as the nation's top-ranked weakside linebacker. He said all those schools are recruiting him as a safety.

"If they need me at linebacker, I'll step up and do the job," Edwards stated.

Edwards has been playing linebacker for the East team, and adjusting to the position very well. He is making a lot of plays by using his speed, covering well and taking great angles to the ball carrier.

"Well it's been an adjustment, but I'm a team player and whatever I have to do to make my team win I'll do it," Edwards explained of the position change.

"I get downhill quick, and I think I can read the tackles very well also. It all comes from the help of the coaches and my teammates."

"Zo is a special player, a great athlete," said linebackers coach Rob Zvonar, who coaches at Lincoln Way High in Frankfort, Ill. "I am so impressed with how intense he is and how he plays the game with such enthusiasm and passion. Being around Zo, his enthusiasm and love for the game is infectious throughout the rest of the team, and he'll be a leader for the East defense come Saturday."

There are some things that have come as a suprise to Edwards.

"Just being down in the box more than usual, not covering as much," he said. "And just being down there with the big boys."

Even so, a lot of people have been saying that Edwards has been the best linebacker this week in San Antonio.

"I think that comes from the will and want to win," Edwards said. "A lot of it has to do with my experience at safety. I'm a lot faster than some of the linebackers, so I think speed has to do with it also."


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