Kent (Wash.) Kentridge defensive tackle LeRoi Edwards is one of the top defensive linemen in the state of Washington. At 6-foot-4 and 287 pounds, he has a great frame to work with and he even has the ability to project on the offensive side of the ball as a guard.
Edwards is getting plenty of attention from coaches, but he's more focused already on helping his team win games next season.
"Obviously I would really love for us to do really well and win league and go all the way to state," he said. "I'd like to get a ring for our school. I just like to put the team first. I was talking to my coach the other day and he said if we have a good season then the individual accolades will come after that.
"I'm not really concerned about it because I got all-state this year as a junior. So I guess if I could be more than all-state like all-region then that would be cool. I think I really just need to improve on focusing on the task at hand. Each play I'm grading myself and doing better than the play before."
While Edwards would like to not worry about the accolades, they're already coming. He said quite a few schools are already in contact with him, and while he doesn't have his first offer on the table, it's probably only a matter of time.
"Washington is the school I'm hearing from the most," he said. "Washington State has been by my school. So has Oregon State. I hear a lot from the Pac-10 schools. Air Force stopped by the school. Washington said they would be by this week."
"I think if I had an offer from every school I would probably choose Stanford and then Washington."
What does he like about the Cardinal?
"The prestige," he said. "It's Stanford you know. It's what it is. I'm not really as concerned about just football itself. It's more what I'm going to do with my life. If I can play football at the next level then I'm going to strive for that. If I can't due to an injury or something, then I just want to get a good education."