November 15, 2010

Edwards looking to the future

Brenham (Texas) wide receiver Derek Edwards saw his senior season come to an end last week as the Cubs went down for the first time in 2010 against Kingwood Park. The 2011 Tech commit was grateful, however, for the opportunity this season gave him to improve.

"Overall it was a great season. I got to know a lot of guys better than I did before. Football always brings new relationships and it was great from that standpoint," Edwards said. "We would've liked to have gone further than we did, but that's the way it goes sometimes. It was a fun ride."

"Individually I think I was able to improve on some things that I'll need for the next level. I've still got a million things to work on, but I did get a little taller, stronger, and faster for sure. I think my hands got better as the season went on too. My feet are also better now than they were before. I'm quicker in and out of my breaks. There were some things I think I definitely improved, but there's always something else to work on. Either way, it was a lot of fun and the experience is always valuable."

Edwards, who was a state-qualifier in 2009, will now turn his sights to track and field as he prepares to improve on his junior year success.

"I'm getting ready for track now and I'm looking forward to it. I'll be running the 100m and the 4x100 relay. I'll also be in the high jump, triple jump, and long jump. Hopefully I can go back to state and win it all in the triple and high jump. We'll see."

As far as his recruitment is concerned, the 6-foot-1, 163-pounder has little to report as he begins to plan for official visits.

"There's really nothing new there. Texas A&M told me that they were having a little visit period in December, on the 17th I think, but I don't know if I'll be at that or not," he said. "I think Arkansas is still trying to set something up with me, but I haven't decided on whether or not to visit there either.

"Of course, I'll visit Texas Tech. I'll be there in January with the Morales brothers, and some of the other guys who are committed. Nothing has changed with Tech. I'm still happy to be a Red Raider."

Edwards committed to Texas Tech in March over offers from Arizona, Arkansas, Baylor, Houston, Louisville, Oklahoma State, SMU, TCU, Texas A&M, and Utah.

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