Edwards One To Watch For 2014

As a junior, Eddie Edwards finished with 33 catches for 700 yards and four touchdowns for Hampton. He also had two interceptions on defense at corner. This year, he could be even more of a featured player in Hampton's offense.

Eddie Edwards became a big offensive threat for Hampton last season, after leading the team in receptions and touchdowns. Heading into his senior season, that role could change.

"We have most of our skill players back," Edwards said. "We're rebuilding our line, and we're also trying to find our quarterback. I'm kind of trying out the quarterback position. Depending on what goes on, I could be quarterback, I could be receiver. Whatever it takes to help my team."

After a successful junior season, and with a 3.86 GPA, Edwards has gotten some interest from some Ivy League schools. He's also keeping a close eye on Pitt. He will camp at Pitt's first prospect camp in a couple weeks.

"I really like the coaching staff," Edwards said of Pitt. "They get good players, and everything. The season last year was pretty good for what they had. Losing Rushel Shell kind of hurts them, but they'll pick it up. They have a lot of good guys on that team.

"I've been to a prospect camp there the last two years, so this will be my third year there. They've been sending me letters here and there. Everything's going pretty good with them."

Getting interest from Ivy League schools is a little different from getting interest from BCS programs. However, Edwards likes the level of prestige that comes from going to an Ivy League school. He expects to also camp at schools such as Penn, Cornell and Princeton.

"It's very exciting, and I feel very special being one of those people that they contact," Edwards said. "You don't get an opportunity like that every day. It would be a very good opportunity for me to go to one of those schools."

For now, this past weekend for example, Edwards is getting ready for the summer with the help of his 7-on-7 team. He participated at the King of the Spring 7-on-7 over the weekend.

"It's just a good time, just getting my work in, getting my reps in," Edwards said. "I've been with the SWAG team since I was in ninth grade. It's a good program to be a part of. There's a lot of the top players from the WPIAL."


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