Edenfield Names Favorite
"It went good. I went up there Saturday and got back Monday. It was good. I liked it a lot, and I felt comfortable. I hung out with some of the players, I hung out with the coaches, and just kind of went around and toured the campus, had the academic meeting, and just got a feel for the school. It was a good time."
Edenfield, who is rated a 3-star prospect by Scout.com, loved the game day atmosphere in Columbia, and the South Carolina fans especially caught his attention.
"It was pretty crazy. There were a lot of people there. The students are crazy over the game and everybody. It's almost like a football school."
When asked to rate his South Carolina visit on a scale from one to ten, Edenfield gave the visit a perfect score.
"It was a 10. I had a great time."
Entering into the visit, South Carolina was just another school in Edenfield's long list of offers that includes top programs like Florida, Florida State, Auburn, LSU, Ole Miss, South Carolina, Clemson, Nebraska, Louisville, and more, but after making the trip to Columbia, Edenfield now has the Gamecocks at the top of his list.
"I'd say South Carolina is probably my favorite right now. Florida State is probably number two."
One factor that has helped the Gamecocks move to the top with Edenfield is his relationship with his potential position coach at South Carolina, John Hunt.
"Oh yeah, I talk with Coach (John) Hunt all the time. He's a good guy. I like him. He knows what he's doing, and I get along with him good."
Another aspect that Edenfield found appealing about South Carolina is the potential for early playing time.
"They said I definitely have a chance. I'd possibly redshirt my first year, and then after that, I'd jump right in."
While the Gamecocks currently sit atop his list, Edenfield is not planning on committing anytime soon.
"I'm just going to take my visits and take my time. I don‘t want to rush into a decision"
The elite Sunshine State prospect stated several key factors that he is looking for in a school and that will play into his final decision.
"The academics, as far as what they have to offer and to major in, the feel for the school, the players and coaches, and I just want to be comfortable wherever I go."
Unfortunately, though Edenfield is enjoying the recruiting process, his senior football season was cut short due to injury, and he has a lengthy rehab process ahead of him.
"I tore my ACL about four weeks ago and had surgery three weeks ago today. I'm out for the season, but that really hasn't affected recruiting at all. It's probably going to take me 4-5 months to recuperate fully."
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