ORLANDO, Fla. - Running back Wade Edwards from Seffner (Fla.) Armwood was a pivotal piece to his team's state championship run which concluded on Saturday afternoon with a 40-31 victory over Miami (Fla.) Central.
The 5-foot-10, 185-pound back concluded his senior season with 106 rushes for 776 yards and 12 touchdowns. He also had 25 receptions for 495 yards and seven touchdowns. That versatility recently landed him an offer from an in-state school.
"Florida Atlantic is my most recent," Edwards said.
The offer was extended when new Florida Atlantic coach Carl Pelini dropped in on an Armwood practice this past week.
"Coach was basically telling me that they are changing the whole scheme up on offense, going to a spread, and they are looking for speed," Edwards said. "He is looking for hybrids that he can have play running back and wide receiver.
"He told me that he wants to sign two backs," Edwards added.
Prior to the in-state offer, Edwards had hear from a few out-of-state schools.
"I have an offer from Kent State, UAB, Youngstown, and Stony Brook," Edwards said.
With his senior season now concluded, Edwards is turning his focus to official visits and making a decision.
"On January 20th I am going to Kent State," Edwards said. "I am setting up FAU for some other date that month. I am not sure yet when."