February 28, 2012
Eastmoor's Edwards picks up offer from West Virginia
The mail has continued to pile up for Eastmoor junior football player Devon Edwards, and now he has an official offer to add to his recruiting process.
According to Warriors coach Jim Miranda, West Virginia came through with an offer for the 6-foot-5, 240-pounder on Monday.
Edwards, who Miranda said has wowed at various camps, is considered by most as a tight end but also has been looked at as a defensive end.
Eastmoor went 10-3 last season, advancing to the Division III, Region 10 championship game.
"Everybody keeps asking me whether he's gotten any offers, and this was actually his first," Miranda said. "He's been getting mail from everybody, including Michigan and Ohio State. He's been the top receiver at both the Michigan and Ohio State camps, and West Virginia also likes him at defensive end."
West Virginia, which went 10-3 including beating Clemson 70-33 in the Orange Bowl last season, has more than a dozen other players from Ohio on its roster.
This is the second offer by the Mountaineers to a central Ohio player over the last week, after they also offered Walnut Ridge wide receiver Rob Wheelwright last week.
Players such as Beechcroft graduate Julian Miller have found a successful home at West Virginia in the past.
*Ohio's reputation as a hot-bed recruiting state has continued in earnest this winter.
On Monday, Nebraska got a verbal commitment from Youngstown Mooney WR/DB Marcus McWilson. Also on Monday according to ScoutingOhio.com, Cincinnati Moeller OL Alex Gall picked up an offer from Florida State and Arizona offered Lakewood St. Edward DB Solomon Warfield. Michigan State picked up a verbal commitment from Warren Harding DB Jalyn Powell.
One of the next hot targets is Trotwood-Madison LB Mike McCray, who got offers last week from both West Virginia and Nebraska.
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