The University of Toledo and Northern Illinois University have long been bitter rivals in the Mid-American Conference. That battle looks to be carrying over to the recruiting front this spring.
Downers Grove (Ill.) North junior safety prospect Garrett Edwards (6-foot-2, 192 pounds) added his second scholarship offer on Wednesday night when the Northern Illinois University Huskies extended a scholarship offer to Edwards. The Toledo Rockets offered Edwards on Monday.
"I got a call tonight (Wednesday) from NIU assistant coach John Bond who's the quarterbacks coach," Edwards said. "We had a nice talk and just before we ended the conversation he told me that NIU was offering me a scholarship. NIU is also recruiting me as a quarterback."
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Edwards gave us his impressions of his latest offer from the Huskies.
"I've been following Northern Illinois over the last few years, and they have been a program that has been on a steady rise for the last few years. I've been really impressed with the success on the field. I've never been to DeKalb before and I've never seen NIU, so I'm going to take an unofficial visit to NIU this Sunday for a recruiting day. NIU is also recruiting me as a quarterback, which is important to me. I'll play anywhere the coaches want me to play, but if I had my choice I'd want to continue to play quarterback."
It also seems like more than just the Huskies and the Rockets are interest in Edwards.
"The coaches from Bowling Green called me last night, and Oregon made an in school visit not too long ago. The Oregon coaches told my head coach (John Wander) that they are very interest in me right now and that they would be calling me soon."