Chelsea (Mich.) High’s speedy running back Berkley Edwards is expecting a big summer on the recruiting trail, and a Pac 12 program may have jump started things on Wednesday.
California became the latest program to offer the 5-foot-9 ½, 185-pound Edwards, who as a junior used his 4.4 speed to rush for 1,520 yards and 18 touchdowns on just 250 carries. Other programs to extend a scholarship includes Minnesota, Ball State, Bowling Green, Buffalo, Central Michigan, Eastern Michigan, Kent State, Northern Illinois, Toledo and Western Michigan.
The son of former Michigan standout Stan Edwards, and the brother of former Wolverines receiver and current NFL player Braylon Edwards, the younger Edwards spoke with Bears assistant Jeff Genyk about his full-ride.
“He was just telling me about the good running backs that came from there and made it to the NFL, and all the people that have been there in general that have been great at the position, and how they can make me a great running back and prepare me for the next level,” Edwards recapped. “He was saying they basically run a pro-style offense and not too much spread, so I’d be ready for the NFL and everything.”
Edwards sees Cal as a great opportunity and wants to visit this summer.
“I know they have a very, very nice academic school,” Edwards said. “I didn’t know too much about the football before. I just knew they were a really good academic school. Coach described how their facilities are setup. It seems like they have a really nice setup with where the football field is and everything else.”
Edwards says he’s been getting quite a bit more BCS interest.
“All the other schools, Wisconsin, Alabama, Oregon, schools like that, basically just said they want to see me in camp,” he said. “Michigan State said they want to see me in camp.”
Edwards added that he will definitely camp in Tuscaloosa and East Lansing. He has no timetable for a college decision.