KingJoseph Edwards has spent the last few weeks visiting some of the nation’s top programs.
Edwards made his way to Tuscaloosa Wednesday to visit the Alabama Crimson Tide after taking visits to Ohio State, Georgia, Florida State, Louisville and Texas A&M. The Georgia product pulled in an offer from the Tide on March 24. He has picked up offers from LSU and USC since then.
The four-star recruit said his conversation with Nick Saban was the highlight of his visit to Tuscaloosa.
“Coach Saban is the first coach to speak to me strictly about academics and player development,” Edwards told Touchdown Alabama. “We never spoke about football. He told me he molds players into good people to succeed beyond where football can take them. Their academic program is top of the line. They have the program set up for them to be successful. I can see why their players do so well. Their players do well in life in general.”
The four-star recruit toured Alabama football’s academic center and the Tide’s player facilities during his visit. Edwards’ visit also allowed him to watch Alabama practice.
“They practice hard,” Edwards said. “Saban is all business on the field. I have seen coaches be hard on their players, curse them out and be rude. Saban is different. He is very hard on them, especially the defense, but he is respectful at the same time.”
Edwards currently stands at 6-foot-5, and he weighs 240 pounds. As a sophomore, he flashed as an edge rusher and as a tight end. However, his natural position may be defensive end or outside linebacker.
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Edwards plans to stay on the road. He will visit the Texas Longhorns this weekend.
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Justin Smith is a Scouting/Recruiting analyst for Touchdown Alabama Magazine. You can follow him on Twitter, via @Jdsmith31Smith