Middletown (Ohio) safety Zach Edwards has had a strong senior season and college programs are taking notice. The 6-1, 175-pound prospect has several opportunities to take his game to the next level, but is leaning toward a local BCS school.
Four offers have come in for Edwards thus far, and all are from state of Ohio Division I programs: Akron, Bowling Green, Cincinnati and Miami (Ohio).
"I'm kind of waiting until the end of the season, but I am kind of leaning towards UC right now of the offers I have," Edwards said. "I have been down there and that's a great team. They play as a team and have one common goal."
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Edwards talked about his recruitment in the aftermath of his team's first round playoff win over Centerville. Edwards was the catalyst for that victory, scoring two receiving touchdowns and collecting double digit tackles on defense.
"If I got going, I know the rest of the team was going to get going," Edwards said. "We lost last year in the first round and that really upset us, so my mindset this year was: we could not lose."
Edwards is a legitimate two-way player for the Middies, but he is particularly adept at his role in the safety position, and college programs are starting to see that as well.
"A lot of them are talking about safety right now because of this year, but they've all said either way," Edwards said.
Middletown will actually play their next game in the University of Cincinnati's Nippert Stadium. They have drawn a matchup with Cincinnati Moeller in round two, to be played at 5:30 pm on Saturday at Nippert.