Edwards to Visit Next Week

Donovan Edwards, the 6-5, 285-pound JC offensive line prospect, who could enroll in college this fall, will be taking his official visit to UCLA next week. He does, however, have a couple other schools that want him to visit their campuses, too...

The 6-5, 285-pound Diablo Valley (Calif.) College offensive tackle, Donovan Edwards, still isn't ready to make a decision on his college future, but he could be getting serious about the process as soon as next week.

"I set my official visit with UCLA for next week," said Edwards. "I'm going there on the 11th and I'm staying until the 13th. I know UCLA really would like me to commit and come in this fall. So I'm going on the visit with an open mind. We'll see what happens."

A lot more is happening in recruiting for Edwards as his options have increased in recent weeks.

"Washington State just offered me this week," said Edwards. "Coach (Paul) Wulff talked to me and said they want to offer me a scholarship and want me to come in and play this fall right away. I'm hoping I can take a trip up there to check it out."

Another in-state program has also been picking up their pace. "San Diego State just talked to me and they want me to come in on an official visit this month, we just have to work on the dates," said Edwards. "Basically, they said if I tripped there, they'd offer me."

Edwards said that those three schools were the only ones he was considering the rest of the way.

"Basically, I'm looking at those three schools, and if I don't make a decision on them, then I'll come back to Diablo Valley and play another year," said Edwards. "But it's nice to know I have some really good options. I have two Pac-10 schools that want me and they kind of need me to come in and play right away. So it's a good situation to be in."

Edwards said none of the schools who have offered him are pressuring him to make a decision, but he admitted that both Washington State and UCLA have indicated they'd both like to know soon. He said, "They both obviously want me to come in and play this fall, and that would be like a dream, to come in and possibly have a chance to start when I thought I'd be back at a JC. I just need to take the trips and see if it's comfortable."

Edwards said he didn't have a leader from the three, but acknowledged UCLA has been recruiting him the most. "UCLA has been on me for a while and I know Coach (Bob) Palcic and Coach (Rick) Neuheisel really like me and that means a lot," said Edwards.


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