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Mike Edwards has committed to Kentucky

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According to Justin Rowland, 3-star safety Mike Edwards has finally committed to Kentucky. Edwards, who is in Lexington today with the 2014 commits, chose the Cats over Louisville, Nebraska, Wisconsin, West Virginia, and Vandy. His commitment pushes Kentucky into Rivals’ TOP TEN recruiting classes nationally. Here’s what our own Nick Roush has to say about him:


5’11”, 182 lbs.
Cincinnati, OH (Winton Woods)

Rivals: #33 S, #19 in OH
Scout: #28 CB
247: #45 S, #23 in OH


The first thing you notice when watching highlights of Edwards is his aggressive play. Safeties usually are lined up about 10 yards off the line of scrimmage, with most resorting to dancing back and forth, putting forth their best effort to contain the ball. Edwards quickly reads run or pass, and immediately reacts by moving towards the ball. The instant reaction can keep a 3 yard run from turning into a 10 yarder. In the passing game, Edwards has a knack for getting his hands in-between the opposing wide receivers’. Now that  may seem like a “duh” observation, but the biggest difference between high school and college DBs is that consistently breaking up passes for high school DBs is a tall task with a good QB, whereas collegiate players have the experience to know offensive nuances that tip them off just before the pass enters the targeted area. I’ve personally seen DBs improve this aspect of their game in one short year of college football. Edwards has a head-start, making him usable at a variety of positions in the secondary.

Edwards and fellow safety Darius West have also discussed playing together at the next level. West was set to announce his decision a few weeks ago, but delayed at the last minute. Could more good news be coming soon?

Stay tuned…

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13 Comments for Mike Edwards has committed to Kentucky

  1. Louisville1Cal4
    5:13 pm June 10, 2013 Permalink

    Hell yeah!! Now come on down Darius West!

  2. James
    5:14 pm June 10, 2013 Permalink


  3. KSR graduate school
    5:18 pm June 10, 2013 Permalink

    Nick Roush analysis: “A Saftey’s main objective is to keep the offense from scoring. He looks with his eyes for the opposing players and the ball and then chooses his own movements in reaction to what he sees. Once he has diagnosed who has the ball on the offense, he will run at that player as fast as possible in an attempt to stop their forward progress.”

  4. Yahtzee
    5:35 pm June 10, 2013 Permalink

    Good choice Mike. Welcome to the BBN! #Stoooops

  5. Justin
    5:35 pm June 10, 2013 Permalink

    YES great pickup now for his close buddy Darius West to commit and hopefully soon.

  6. Duffus
    5:56 pm June 10, 2013 Permalink

    You are going to LOVE your choice Mr. Edwards–the BBN will come from everywhere to watch you play!!! Move over Tenn,Georgia,Florida you have OUR place atop the SEC EAST!!!!!

  7. Costa Rica
    6:14 pm June 10, 2013 Permalink

    Here are the 13 UK commits and their best OFFERS:

    Denzel Ware, DE- Notre Dame, Ohio State, Florida, FSU, Texas
    Thaddeus Snodgrass, WR- Notre Dame, Ohio St, Penn St
    Jared Tucker, CB- Florida, Ohio St
    Drew Barker, QB- Miami, TN, UL
    Shyquawn Pullium, DB- Penn St
    Tymere Dubose, DE- Michigan St, Arkansas, WVU
    Kobie Walker, LB- Miami, OK State, Wisconsin
    Mikel Horton, RB- Fla St
    Mike Edwards, SA- Nebraska, Wisconsin, UofL, WVU
    Jarrett Larubbio, OG- Nebraska, Wisconsin
    Darryl Long, TE- UofL, Pitt
    Ryan Flannigan, LB- Texas Tech
    Dorian Hendrix, LB- Illinois, Indiana

  8. South Carolina?
    6:23 pm June 10, 2013 Permalink

    @Costa Rica: What about South Carolina offer for Drew Barker? Not “good” enough?

  9. JBR
    6:55 pm June 10, 2013 Permalink

    #3 will be deleted in 3…2…1…

  10. jmfatz47
    7:21 pm June 10, 2013 Permalink

    Can’t believe we have a top 10 class. Incredible

  11. bankshot
    8:03 pm June 10, 2013 Permalink

    Welcome Mike! All the hard work this staff is paying off big time. Keeping the momentum going!

  12. W.W.B.B.N.D?
    10:12 pm June 10, 2013 Permalink

    Welcome Mr. Edwards

  13. fishon
    2:35 am June 11, 2013 Permalink

    7- how can you not have s. Carolina next to Barker