Arlington (Texas) Bowie cornerback Kip Edwards has certainly had plenty of options in terms of recruiting surface over the last few months.
Since attending the NIKE Training Camp at Texas Christian University in late April, the 6-foot-1, 172-pounder says he's picked up written offers from several schools. Those include Iowa, Kansas, Louisville, Missouri, North Texas, Wisconsin, and UTEP. Other schools such as Arkansas and Colorado are also showing attention and could be offering soon as well.
The humble Edwards says that he's still trying to improve in several areas at his position even with all the college attention.
"Things really started in the spring," Edwards said about his offers. "It really started after the NIKE camp. To me, I guess it was just the hard work from then on. I guess it's because of my coach and my teammates."
Edwards says he first started for Bowie at the corner. He says that things really picked up as the season went along.
"That was my first year," Edwards said about the 2006 season. "It was kind of new to me playing corner and I was still getting the feel for the game speed when it started. Then, when the second half of the season hit, it was like a new beginning. I really picked it up."
Edwards had around 80 tackles and two interceptions last season, but says he's still working hard to improve in several areas before his senior year. As for recruiting, he's already picked up several offers but doesn't want to stretch out the recruiting process too long.
"I've only been to one camps so far and that was to Houston," Edwards said. "I went to Missouri for an unofficial visit to tour the campus. I'm leaving to go visit Iowa next Sunday night and then on July 21 I'm going to Arkansas.
"I just want to get up and go visit some schools. I plan on committing kind of early. It will probably be during the beginning of the season at the start or in the middle of the year. That way it's out of my hair and I don't have to worry about it."