Eddie Edwards had one obstacle to overcome, as he gets ready for his senior season at Hampton.
After competing at a 7-on-7 camp in May, he suffered a shoulder injury with his baseball team that limited him in his summer conditioning.
"I just came back from a shoulder injury that I suffered at a baseball showcase set in Florida," Edwards said. "I just started back with my summer workouts. I'm going to to Penn, Princeton and Cornell.Those are my big three. They haven't offered me yet, but I'm hoping to get at least one out of this group. They all expressed a lot of interest. Hopefully, something will work out."
Despite the setback, Edwards has been cleared to resume summer conditioning, and is ready to go for the start of training camp.
It's been running the bike, so far," Edwards said. "I've been back to running regularly. Practice felt good this week. Everything's looking good so far."
With his versatility, it's still up for debate as to which position he will play to season. It could even be multiple positions on offense.
"I've been at receiver," Edwards said. "A couple weeks ago, before I hurt my shoulder, we were trying out some quarterback stuff. Maybe I'll be receiver a couple plays, maybe I'll be quarterback for a couple plays; hopefully looking to get the ball somehow, help my team out."
Aside from recruiting, which will pick up this weekend with his three visits, Edwards says he's ready for training camp to start today.
"I'm very optimistic about it," Edwards said. "We have a lot of athletic kids. We might not be as big as everyone else, but we have a lot of athletes on the line and in the backfield, wide receiver wise. I feel very good about our season and our section to make another playoff appearance.
"Our opener is against Indiana at home. They're a conference game. They usually give us a pretty good fight at the beginning of the season. Hopefully it's another good game at home, to start off the year."
As a junior, Edwards finished with 33 catches for 700 yards and four touchdowns for Hampton. He also had two interceptions on defense at corner.