Josh Parris has a special place in Syracuse football history. He caught a touchdown pass with six seconds remaining in Syracuse’s Nov. 30 game against Boston College. That touchdown made the Orange bowl eligible, sending Syracuse to the Texas Bowl and knocking off Minnesota. But Parris will be gone next year, and there’s no player currently on the team primed to take his place.
But in Illinois, there’s a high school football player by the name of David Edwards, and he has Syracuse on his radar as a member of the Class of 2015. Currently a junior at Downers Grove North High School in Downers Grove, Ill., which is about 20 miles west of Chicago, Edwards is a quarterback in high school but plans to make the move over to tight end at the collegiate level.
For a kid considering Syracuse, it would be a good fit for him in terms of playing time as an upperclassman. Parris will be gone at the end of the 2015 season, and Edwards would be a backup to Tyler Provo and Kendall Moore.
Edwards has great size and built as a tight end. He is 6’6” and 225 lbs. He certainly has a size advantage as a high school quarterback, but with a little more strength, he has the height and size to be a very solid tight end.
He’s a 3-star recruit according to Rivals, and the 12th best player in the state of Illinois. The demand is high for the dual-threat play-caller.
Edwards has interest in Arkansas, Ball State, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Iowa State, Michigan, Michigan State, Ohio State, Penn State, Syracuse, Vanderbilt, Washington, Western Michigan, and Wisconsin, according to Rivals. However, only Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Iowa State, Syracuse, and Wisconsin have made offers to Edwards.
Looking at the list of schools that have made offers to Edwards, perhaps he is looking to stay local. There are numerous Big Ten schools on the list, with Syracuse being the lone ACC school.
The Fizz’s Austin Pollack will speak to Edwards about his interest in Syracuse and the rest of his college search next week.
Posted by: Austin Pollack