Paris Has Western Interest

The Arlington (Texas) Mansfield Timberview cornerback, 2014 prospect Edward Paris, likes UCLA...

Arlington (Texas) Mansfield Timberview cornerback Edward Paris is one of the premier 2014 corners nationally.

With over 25 offers, Paris has interest from coast-to-coast.

Last weekend, he shined at the NLA Elite 7v7 National Championships, and also earned an invitation to the 2014 U.S. Army All-American Bowl.

Yet there is still a lot that Paris would like to accomplish in the next 19 months, before he signs somewhere.

Among his mountain offers is one from UCLA, and it was the second time that UCLA offensive line coach Adrian Klemm offered Paris, the new Bruin assistant having given Paris his first offer, to SMU, when he was wrapping up his freshman year.

Since then, his stock has exploded and many more schools have come on the scene.

"I'm just blessed by all of this," said Paris. "I never thought I'd have this many schools interested in me before my senior year, let alone my junior year."

The versatile Paris, who's a corner by trade, but will likely grow into a safety, has seen his ability to play either of the secondary spots make him a hot commodity.

"I want to play corner in college, that's where I'm the most comfortable," said Paris. "But I'll play anywhere."

Last weekend, Paris took an unofficial visit to Rutgers, his most recent stop on a busy spring.

"I've been to Auburn, Alabama and LSU and we went out to USC and UCLA," said Paris. "I'm going to try and visit a lot more schools, but I've got a lot of time."

A number of schools that played in BCS bowls last fall have already offered Paris, including LSU, Clemson and Michigan, and other traditional powers like Ohio State, Oklahoma and Nebraska.

"It's just a blessing for me, and I'm really excited to see what else happens," said Paris. "I'm open to anywhere. I could leave Texas or I could stay close by. I'm open to anything."

Brandon is in his eighth year with Scout.com and FOXSportsNext, currently as a National Recruiting Analyst and West Regional Manager. Prior to joining the Scout Recruiting Team, he was a team recruiting writer.  He's been covering recruiting for the Scout Network since 2003.
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