Marcus Edmond thought he might come away with his first college offer during the weekend.
Marcus Edmond plays option quarterback and corner for Lower Richland.
The 6-foot, 165-pound cornerback from Lower Richland High School in Columbia, S.C., had to wait a tad longer. But that offer then came from an unexpected source.
Arizona offered Edmond on Tuesday afternoon, two days after his return from an unofficial visit to Notre Dame.
The offer was relayed from Wildcats safeties coach Tony Gibson.
“He said I was the kind of athlete they are looking for,” Edmond said.
More schools have started to look at Edmond, who carries an 82 rating as a three-star prospect for 247Sports. Edmond is ranked as the state of South Carolina’s No. 16 prospect.
Kentucky and North Carolina have recently inquired, while Georgia Tech invited Edmond to a junior day he was unable to attend.
Edmond attended several Clemson games last fall and is expected to attend its summer camp in an effort to try and earn an offer. N.C. State, Wake Forest, Duke and Oregon have also exhibited interest.
Until the Arizona offer, Edmond had arguably gotten the strongest interest from Notre Dame.
“I had a good trip there,” Edmond said. “We just hung for awhile Saturday at the junior day and toured the facilities. I was really impressed with the graduation rate, both for the whole student body and for African Americans.”
Edmond spoke Monday with his area recruiter, defensive line coach Mike Elston.
“When I left, he had told me to call him,” Edmond said. “They were having a meeting that day and he was going to check and see if they were going to offer me. He told me (Monday) they are going to hold off on offering till they can come see me during spring practice.”
Edmond does not claim any early favorites, although he does like Clemson – whose junior day he attended March 3.
“They say they’re going to keep watching me,” Edmond said.