"This spring, I was able to win the job at right tackle," said Edwards (6-foot-3, 275 pounds). "I had to learn the plays quickly and I moved around from right tackle to left tackle at times. At Alpharetta (Georgia), I was the starting left guard. Our two tackles there were 6-foot-5 and 6-foot-6.
"I can play every position on the offensive line, including center. At the Texas Tech camp, the coaches asked if there were any centers out there who could block and -- since no one stepped up -- I got in there and did well in the one-on-one drills."
Edwards' mother received a transfer to Texas for her job and his father works for the Washington Redskins. What's it like being a Redskin fan in the heart of Dallas Cowboy territory?
"I still rock the Redskins shirts and no one says much about it," laughed Edwards, "but there is a lot of debate around here about Texas, Texas Tech, and Texas A&M. I try to stay out of that."
Edwards participated in SMU football camp this summer and gave a glowing account.
"The campus was amazing, the camp was great, and I really got a lot out of it," he said. "The offensive line coach, Coach Klemm, really knows what he's doing and you know that he would - having played in the NFL. The SMU coaches were very passionate and got everyone pumped up. I had already heard about the weight room there and it was amazing."
Edwards resides only a mile from Byron Nelson High School, but he makes the 20-minute trip to Justin each day for school. As a new school, Byron Nelson won't have a senior class this year. He's receiving interest from SMU, Texas Tech, North Texas, Georgia Tech, and others.
"My coach in Georgia told me the other day that I have a huge packet of letters that were sent to Alpharetta High School after I transferred," Edwards said. "I'll hopefully get those in the mail in the next few days."