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Washington lineman getting good looks

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BOTHELL, Wash. – Kent (Wash.) Kentridge is loaded with talent in the class of 2008 and one player that definitely is already attracting a lot of attention is defensive tackle LeRoi Edwards.
Edwards, who measured 6-foot-4 and 287 pounds at this past Saturday's Rivals.com Junior Day at Bothell High School, doesn't have any offers yet, but he's definitely getting plenty of attention.
"I don't have any offers early, but coming up in the next couple of months, I'm going to have a lot of action," Edwards said. "I'm going to go to a lot of campuses, a lot of places and meet a lot of coaches. I get a lot of mail from a lot of the people in the Pac 10, Michigan, a bunch of WAC schools, Notre Dame and some of the Ivy League school."
Growing up in Washington, Edwards said he has kept a close eye on both the local schools.
"My dad is for WSU, my mom is for UDub," he said. "So it's really the Washington schools that have dominated my childhood."
Edwards can project on both sides of the football, and he thinks he brings strengths to either side of the ball.
"I think I have a really nice presence on the field," he said. "I think me being out there tells the other team that we're not playing around. I really enjoy my pass blocking and my run blocking and all actions of the offensive line. I think I have really good feet. I really enjoy pass blocking, and I think I'm really good at that."
When he does pick up some offers – and he will – Edwards has already outlined a few things that will be important for him.
"I kind of want to pursue a career in sports broadcasting or journalism," he said. "I'd like to go around the country and meet a lot of high school or professional athletes and talk to them about sports every day.
"I think the first thing that will be important will be academics. You're going to school first for that, so that's definitely going to be a priority. I'm also going to look at how big a school is. I really want to go to a big campus, a lot of kids and meet a lot of new people. I guess location isn't really that big of a deal to me, but I would like to play in a colder climate. It's really not a problem for me."
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