The progression towards a summer decision took for Cincinnati (Ohio) Winton Woods safety Mike Edwards took an important step on Friday when the 5-foot-11, 182-pound prospect narrowed his list to a final six schools.
The teams making Edwards' cut are Kentucky, Louisville, Nebraska, Vanderbilt, West Virginia and Wisconsin. Edwards broke down what he likes about each of his six schools:
Louisville - "I like their whole organization and have built a good connection with Coach [Charlie] Strong and [Shawn] Watson. [Junior running back] Dominique Brown, who went to my school, also talks to me.
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Vanderbilt - "I have a good connection with Coach [Bob] Shoop and it really caught me when he said I was one of the best safeties he has seen.
Kentucky - "I talk to a lot of their coaches and went on numerous visits. I like how they are trying to rebuild.
West Virginia - "I have a good relationship with Coach [Erik] Slaughter and he really describes how I would fit in at corner there."
Nebraska - "Nebraska is a good school for me because of their defense. I love talking to Coach K [Rick Kaczenski] and Coach [Terry] Joseph.
Wisconsin - "Wisconsin is another school where I think I can fit in perfect with their defense. I talk to Coach [Bill] Busch and trying to build a good connection."
Edwards went on to say he is aiming to make a mid to late June commitment to one of the schools above. He is ranked as the No. 33 safety in the country and the No. 19 player in the state of Ohio's 2014 class.