Philadelphia (Miss.) Neshoba Central three-star defensive end Ken Edwards has been attracting the attention of some big name programs in the Southeast.
Tennessee likes what they have seen in the 6-6, 260-pound standout, Georgia has expressed an interest, Cincinnati has too, and of course Ole Miss, Mississippi State, and Southern Miss have made their presence known around the three-star standout, who many are also recruiting at offensive tackle.
Louisiana-Lafayette was the first to extend an offer, but Edwards has a feeling they could be joined in the near future by an SEC program.
"I think (Mississippi) State really is. I think they really are. Like if I go out and perform well at the Big Dawg Camp (July 19), I think that's the next step," Edwards said. "Coach Hughes, that's what he was talking about. So I think if I go up there and standout I think they'll go ahead and offer."
Edwards worked at both defensive end and offensive tackle at Mississippi State's camp in June, and the Bulldogs let him know they liked what they saw.
"They said I'm high on their list, but they have like nine offers left," Edwards said. "He said if they offer me they want to be sure I commit and stay committed to them."
He also attended an Ole Miss camp earlier this summer and in addition to heading back to Mississippi State's camp he is also looking forward to a stop at Southern Miss.
"I want to go down there and see what they have to offer," Edwards said of the Golden Eagles.
Before school starts he hopes to make a trip to Georgia, who is recruiting him at offensive tackle. An official visit to Cincinnati is also of interest to Edwards.
Growing up in Philadelphia, Edwards was a fan of Stanford and Oregon, but when it comes to recruiting he claims no current favorites and is "playing it by ear" when it comes to making a decision.
While he does not necessarily have everything planned out, he does have one very big important factor on his list and it has nothing to do with football.
"In the school they have to have a medical program. They have to have that. That's the big factor. If they don't have that I probably won't go there," Edwards said. "I want to be an OBGYN. My mother had a hard birth with me and I want to be able to help other people make sure their child is alive. I almost didn't make it when I was little."