If there is a faster rising defensive end prospect on the west coast that Justin Edison (6-4, 220, 4.8) from Los Angeles (Calif.) Verbum Dei we would like to know who he is.
Hot off his visit to Cal, Edison took his official visit to Oregon State the school that he committed to in December.
"My trip to Oregon State went really good," Edison said. "I really liked everything about it up there - the coaches, and the players."
"Oregon State's defensive coordinator, Mark Banker was really cool," Edison said. "He was actually the recruiter for my Dad when he played at Cal State Northridge and that worked out really nice."
"I'm committed to Oregon State," Edison said. "My commitment to Oregon State is pretty solid, but there are other options on the table now.
"Cal made an offer to me when I was up there," Edison said. "The Cal trip went good and I liked them, too.
"I may visit UCLA this coming weekend," Edison said. "But I'm pretty sure of where I'm going.
"At Oregon State I bonded with the players," Edison said. "I also like that Corvallis is a small town."
The main reason that Edison is becoming such a hot commodity on the Pac 10 recruiting front is he has much upside as any defensive end in the state of California. He has only been playing football for a short time and has such a high ceiling.
Edison has only been playing football for a year and half. He joined the team during the middle of his junior season and hasn't begun to scratch the surface of his potential.
Edison blew up his senior season by racking up 83 tackles, 26 quarterback hurries, 14 sacks, four pass deflections and two fumble recoveries. His performance saw him earn all-CIF and all-league honors in 2006.
More important was the fact that Edison was a steadying influence during the middle of the season when Verbum Dei became injury riddled.
Edison was one of the main reasons that Verbum Dei rebounded and ended up taking their division Southern Section CIF title.
In an earlier interview with Owen Brown Verbum Dei's line coach and recruiting liaison, he was filled with praise for his defensive end.
"Justin is pure intensity and plays all out to the whistle," Brown said. "He practices hard and is very coachable.
"Justin would have to be coachable for him to get so good, so fast. He didn't really start playing until the middle of last season. He was a basketball player before that.