"I really enjoyed myself Saturday," the McKenzie, Tenn. senior said. "My mother and father really felt great like I did."
Before the game, Edwards and his family were entertained in the Hendrix Room at McGugin Athletics Center by members of the staff and assistant coaches. Coaches Jimmy Kiser and Robbie Caldwell both spent time with Edwards, a top target for a Commodore squad currently experiencing some depth problems up front.
"They both talked to me for about 30 minutes," Edwards said.
Later, as is custom for Vanderbilt recruits, Edwards followed with the team as the players made the traditional walk from McGugin across the street to Vanderbilt Stadium.
"I think that was the highlight of my day," Edwards said. "That was truly a breathtaking moment. It can't be told in words how I felt hearing the band and the fans cheering for you, even though you're not in uniform, but they know you're a recruit. It was awesome!"
Edwards and his parents were seated on the 50-yard line, directly behind the Vanderbilt bench. Despite the dreary weather, Edwards was impressed with the entire scene.
"Having seats at the 50-yard line was all you can ask for," he said. "I really paid attention to how No. 71 [Justin Geisinger] played. He had an excellent game.
"I was really impressed with how Vanderbilt played. I had a great time, and I hope to hear more from Vanderbilt."