"We lose a lot of players, but we also return a lot," said Edwards. "We lost our quarterback, so I'm going to be moving to that position. Some colleges are recruiting me as a running back, while some are recruiting me as a wide receiver. I mainly want to play wide receiver. It just feels like a more natural position for me and I think that I'm better suited as a wide receiver."
As a junior, Edwards rushed for 768 yards on only 100 carries (with 10 TDs) in the regular season and caught 15 passes for 320 yards. The No. 25 seeded Gators almost pulled off a huge upset against No. 8 Hahnville in the opening round of the 5A playoffs. LaGrange opened up a big lead before eventually succumbing by a score of 38-32.
Edwards is currently taking in some camps and he expects to add to his offer sheet very soon, possibly even today.
"I have offers from McNeese State and Northwestern State," he said, "and I think that I have some more too - that my coach will probably tell me about later today. I like McNeese. It's a good school. I'm looking at all the schools that will offer me, so I can pick the one that best suits my educational purpose. I plan to major in Kinesiology.
"I'm going to a Northwestern State camp today at Westlake High School. I went to a three-day camp earlier this month at TCU. That went great. I ran a 4.42 and the TCU coaches told me that I did a great job and that they're going to get my film and look at it. TCU, Arkansas, and Auburn are three schools that I'd like to get an offer from."
A key game to watch this year will pit Edwards and LaGrange vs. highly-regarded St. Augustine on September 28th at Tad Gormley Stadium in New Orleans. The Purple Knights feature several blue-chip prospects, including OL Trai Turner, OL Jonah Austin, WR Marc Edwards, and S Renaldo Thomas.