Although he is just a sophomore at the high school level, West Bloomfield (MI) 2021 running back Donovan Edwards is in the middle of a breakout season and has become one of the most coveted running back recruits in the country.
Fresh off of an unofficial visit to Ohio State last weekend, when the Buckeyes became the seventh program to extend an offer to the 5-foot-11, 190-pound standout, Edwards was on Campus at Michigan State for Saturday’s win over Central Michigan and the Spartans were the latest to offer the 4-star standout.
Spartan Nation was on hand at West Bloomfield’s 24-20 win over Rochester Adams on Friday night and spoke with the 4-star recruit, who admitted that Michigan State has been a dream school of his for some time.
“Michigan State has actually been my dream school for a really long time, as one of my top choices since I was about eight years old,” he said. “So an offer from them would really mean a lot.”
— Donovan Edwards ¹ᵏ (@yallknow_d3) September 29, 2018
Edwards already has an impressive list of offers as he currently holds offers from Ohio State, Michigan, Kentucky, Missouri, Pittsburgh, Purdue, Syracuse and Michigan State.
Michigan State isn’t the only in-state program that Edwards is high on, telling Spartan Nation that he is already building a strong relationship with the Michigan coaching staff and is particularly impressed with how the staff treats and cares for their players.
“The thing I like about Michigan is the coaching staff, they’re really cool and they care about their players tremendously,” he said. “That’s really nice of a school, they care about every player, whether they start or they’re a walk-on.”
When it comes to Michigan State, Edwards said that one of the reasons he’s been drawn to the Spartans is the fact that they’ve proven to be able to develop and produce elite running backs under head coach Mark Dantonio and added that he feels that the Spartans would be a good option for him when the time comes to make a decision down the road.
“They produce really good running backs like Le’Veon Bell and right now, they have L.J. Scott,” he said. “I feel like if I go there eventually when it’s time for me to come down to my decision, I feel like it would be a great decision to go there.”
The Spartans already have a commitment from another member of the West Bloomfield football team in 2019 3-star wide receiver Tre Mosley, who committed to Michigan State back in June.
Edwards told Spartan Nation that Mosley has spoken with the coaching staff about getting Edwards on campus and has already done some recruiting of his own, trying to get his teammate to join him in East Lansing in a couple of years.
“He told me when I get it, because they said I was going to get an offer really soon,” Edwards says. “So when I get it, he wants me to go there and be teammates again.”
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