Hitting the road for unofficial visits is definitely the major priority for Rivals250 safety Lorenzo Edwards this summer.
Towards the end of April, the 6-foot-2, 220-pound safety took a trip across the Midwest and got a chance to stop at Notre Dame, Michigan, and Northwestern. Now, the four-star defender is planning his next big trip in July.
"After those first three, I decided to set up three more schools on July 10," Edwards said. "I'll be heading up to visit Wake Forest, Duke, and Clemson. This whole process is to get a better idea of the school and what they have to offer me. Before I see everyone, I don't have any favorites. They're all even in my mind."
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On his first trip across the Midwest, Edwards said that his stop at Notre Dame stuck out in his mind for one main reason.
"It was just real organized," Edwards said about his trip to visit the Irish. "We were there at noon and we followed their sheet that was laid out for us. We ended up staying until nine that night. Because it was well-planned, I felt like I got a lot more time than at Michigan or Northwestern.
"They were all good trips though and it gave me a lot to think about."
Edwards has gone about picking his visits up to this point basing it on academics. He plans to do the same with his official trips. When the time comes to select five schools for his those fall journeys, he says that his dad will sit down with him to come up with the list.
His decision will then be after completion of his senior season.
"That will just be the right time for me to have it done with," Edwards said. "I'm dead set on that. I'm not going to decide earlier than that or anything."
One question surrounding Edwards future at the Division I level is position. Edwards has long been dead-set on playing the strong safety position but some people like his abilities at linebacker.
Edwards understands that there is a little bit of both in his game.
"I know that if I play strong safety, I'm going to have to play some linebacker," Edwards said. "Being a strong safety is like being an outside linebacker who is supposed to be just a step quicker. I keep that in the back of my mind that I will have to play linebacker at some point.
"Georgia is one school that told me they're recruiting me as an outside linebacker only, but the others have said I could play safety."
Edwards offers also include Florida, Louisville, Miami, Nebraska, and West Virginia among others.