Oct 27, 2011; Miami Gardens, FL, USA; Miami Hurricanes mascot Sebastian the Ibis leads defensive lineman Anthony Chickillo (71) and defensive back Mike Williams (41) on to the field for a game against the Virginia Cavaliers at Sun Life Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Robert Mayer-USA TODAY Sports

Recruiting: Canes Warning Chats With 2014 S/WR Mike Edwards

Canes Warning was fortunate enough to chat with 2014 Winton Woods’ (Cincinatti, OH.) S/WR Mike Edwards.

As his footage shows, Edwards is a physical ball hawk who tends to disrupt the field.  He shows a good awareness and impresses with his cut-back ability.  Aside from playing safety, Edwards can dazzle with his punt/kick returning and can be utilized as a slot receiver.


  • Class: 2014
  • Position: S/WR/PR
  • Height: 5’11
  • Weight: 180 lbs
  • 40: 4.49 seconds

Offers/Interests, per 247Sports

  • Bowling Green, OH. (offered)
  • Kent State, OH. (offered)
  • LSU
  • Michigan
  • Ohio State
  • Wisconsin

Canes Warning: What do you like to do when you’re not playing football:

  • Mike Edwards: When I’m not playing football, I like to hang out with my teammates, have fun.

CW: What are you looking for in a school?

  • ME: Great academics, good coaching staff and an all around good school.

CW: Who do you most resemble on the football field?

  • ME: I think I most resemble Tyrann Mathieu.  I love the Honey Badger!

CW: What is the best part about recruiting?

  • ME: The best part is probably meeting the coaches and seeing how much interest they have.

CW: What are your best attributes on the field?  What are some things you could improve on?

  • ME: I will say my speed and athletic ability and coming up and being physical.  I can improve more on my speed.

CW: How long have you been playing football?  What would you want to do if you weren’t playing football?

  • ME: I have been playing since I was 7 [years old].  If I weren’t playing football I think I would just be a normal student, or be a basketball player.

In his junior season at Winton Woods, Edwards amassed an impressive five interceptions, 90+ tackles, two forced fumbles and a combined 600 punt/kick return yards with four touchdowns, per High School Sports Center.

Expect a big senior season from Edwards and judging by his footage, this youngster will likely begin to collect more of those touted D-1 offers.

Check out Mike Edwards’ highlights here.


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