San Jose State found several gems at their high school camps last summer. For players like Alex Cook and Isaiah Hodgins, their first offers from SJSU opened the door to over 10 more. But the Spartans have managed have one targeted recruit stay under the radar so far in Mission Hills (Calif.) Bishop Alemany receiver Johnny Edwards.
Edwards has Scout.com’s attention with a three-star rating, but the Spartans remain his only offer.
“The offer from San Jose State still stands,” Edwards said. “They have still been in contact with me. They invited me to junior day on April 16 with a handwritten letter. The coaches are still involved with me.”
Edwards camped with SJSU last summer at Serra High School. He landed his first offer from the staff shortly afterward.
“I went to a camp for them and that’s how I got on the radar with (San Jose State),” Edwards said. “I got to start talking to the coaches and it went from there. I’m still under the radar with a lot of coaches, but I just started talking with Fresno State. I get a lot of letters from a whole bunch of colleges but I don’t have contact with their coaches.
“It was real fun,” Edwards said of the camp. “I really enjoyed the receivers coach, he was a really cool guy. I guess they liked me out of everybody else.”
Some of the staff at SJSU has turned over since that camp. San Jose State’s new Director of Player Personnel Korey Geist has been keeping in contact with Edwards.
On the field, it was his speed, route running and versatility that caught the attention of the Spartans’ staff.
“My strength would definitely be my speed, I’m a really fast receiver and really hard to keep on the line,” Edwards said. “I would like to think I have a lot of strengths, but I do have things I need to work on. I’m really good at getting on top of routes. I’m not the tallest, but I have some weight too so I’m not the smallest. I’m versatile - I can play slot, wideout, I can do returns.”