The 6-foot-6, 300-pound Edwards took an unofficial visit to Arkansas' campus during spring break and plans to return for the Houston Nutt Camp along with teammate Will Merrick, a sophomore linebacker and rising star.
"I was impressed with the campus," Edwards was quoted. "I got to meet Coach Nutt and (offensive line) Coach (Mike) Markuson. They're both real nice guys. Coach Markuson showed me around the campus and school. I like the small student body."
Edwards, who has 5.25 speed, is said to favor the Razorbacks over Mississippi, Vanderbilt and Alabama. He said Tennessee began to recruit him with gusto since it became apparent he might end up at Arkansas.
"I'm not really considering Tennessee much right now," Edwards said. "They weren't really showing me much interest early, but now they are trying to get in the mix. Coach Markuson and Coach Nutt know I'm very interested in Arkansas."
Edwards credits Merrick's grandfather with furthering his interest in the Razorbacks.
I'm looking for a place where I have a second home away from home and a nice atmosphere," Edwards said.
Unless UT's coaching staff puts out the welcome mat, Edwards may end up feeling Northwest Arkansas is more like his west Tennessee home than east Tennessee is.
We'll keep you posted on further developments.