Avon, Ind., wide receiver Jalen Edwards made his first recruiting visit of the fall to Indiana this past weekend. The Hoosiers are one of three schools the 5-foot-11, 170-pound receiver has high interest in.
"I want the IU offer and Illinois and Louisville have been contacting me a lot," Edwards said. "I recently made a three-game highlight and they really liked it. Those are the three schools I am really highly interested in."
Edwards made the visit to Bloomington with his teammate, Rivals250 defensive end and Clemson commit Elijah Daniel, as well as his parents.
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"It was amazing and a great experience," Edwards said. "My position coach, Coach [Kevin] Johns, is awesome and I love what he brings to the table. He is very into the game and loves being around his players. Coach [Kevin] Wilson is awesome too and he keeps the team believing."
The interest from Louisville and Illinois has peaked in recent days. He has talked with Illinois defensive backs coach Tim Banks, and the head coach at Louisville.
"I just got a message from Coach [Charlie] Strong on Facebook and he was asking if I could come up for their game against Missouri State," Edwards said. "I was going to come up a couple hours early and talk to him.
"I went to their one-day camp and they liked me, but the contact cut off during the summer. I sent them the three-game highlights and he really liked it."
Edwards has already picked up offers from Cincinnati, Western Kentucky and Eastern Illinois. He also expects to finalize an offer from Kentucky in the coming weeks.
"I went down there for a visit during the summer and all the coaches liked me," Edwards said. "I sat down and talked to the head coach and he wasn't for sure on me because of my height. I talked to my recruiting coach for that area and he told me they were wanting to offer, but the thing is I haven't talked to UK's head coach since my visit. I was going to call him next week on Tuesday."
Edwards estimated that he has averaged five catches and better than 90 yards in each of his first three games this fall, despite seeing additional attention from defenses.
"One thing I never really got in the past is there are a lot of triple teams this year with an outside linebacker, cornerback and a safety over the top," he said.