Making An Impact

Offensive lineman Nick Edwards made the move from suburban Atlanta to Trophy Club, Texas, this year and the 6-foot-3, 275-pounder will make an immediate impact as the starting right tackle for Justin Northwest. Learn more about the new Texas transplant.

Nick Edwards moved recently from Georga to Trophy Club, Texas, and the offensive lineman didn't waste any time making his presence felt at his new school.

"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."

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