After compiling seven wins this season, Downers Grove North and star junior David Edwards bowed out of the Illinois state playoffs last weekend. Now with his weekends free, Edwards is looking to attend a couple college games.
"I am trying to get up to Iowa this weekend," Edwards said. "It's really hard to get ahold of the Iowa coaches, but I found a letter and am trying to send them an email.
"Next week I am hoping to get up to Michigan for the Ohio State game. I visited them [earlier this season] for the Notre Dame game."
Neither Michigan nor Iowa is one of Edwards' four current offers, but he has developed a strong relationship with the Michigan staff.
"The DB coach at Michigan, Curt Mallory, his father was the head coach at Indiana back in the 1980's and my dad played for him," Edwards said. "Curt was the former DB coach at Illinois and recruited my cousin Garrett [Edwards] to Illinois. Now he's recruiting me for Michigan.
"I think they have a good amount of interest. I was injured for a good part of my season and they tried to get out for my game when we played [Michigan tight end commit] Ian Bunting, but I couldn't play that game. I keep in touch with them every other day, though."
The four schools that have offered Edwards are Illinois, Indiana, Syracuse and Vanderbilt.
"I think I visited Illinois the most," Edwards said. "I have been there watching Garrett play when I was younger, and it's pretty convenient going there to watch a game."
Edwards was injured for a portion of this season, but manned the quarterback position for Downers Grove North when he was healthy. Most schools project the 6-foot-6, 215-pound junior to another position in college, however.
"Most colleges want me to play tight end, and I am totally okay with that," Edwards said. "I understand that with the offense I run, it's not really showing my arm. They see me in an option offense and they see my athleticism, I think that's why they want me as an athlete - tight end, or maybe defensive end.
"I went to a Vanderbilt camp in the summer and played mostly tight end. I think I can play the position, and I was good enough to earn a scholarship from Vanderbilt. I have never played tight end at my high school, so it will maybe be a little weird in the transition."
Besides the schools that have offered, Edwards is receiving interest from the likes of Michigan State, Northwestern and a host of SEC and Pac-12 programs.