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Georgia’s Kaleb Edwards Feels Good About Hawkeyes

March 24, 2020

Written by Rob Howe

Hawkeye Nation

When Iowa hired Derrick Foster as an assistant two years ago, it hoped the Alabama native would improve the program’s footing in recruiting the South. The running back coach has done just that.

Among other prospects brought in, Foster helped the Hawkeyes land Georgia ball carrier Tyler Goodson. Last fall, he became the first true freshman in program history to lead the team in rushing.

Iowa and Foster are dipping back in the Peach State in pursuit of Dacula (GA) High athlete Kaleb Edwards. He reports receiving a Hawkeye scholarship opportunity on Jan. 23.

“Getting an offer from Iowa meant a lot. To receive such a blessing, I truly appreciated it,” Edwards told HN.

Edwards (6-0, 195) also reported scholarship offers from Michigan State, Colorado, Duke, Indiana, Iowa State, Louisville, North Carolina State, Vanderbilt and West Virginia, among others. He has visited Florida State, Georgia, Indiana, Louisville, Tennessee, Wake Forest, Clemson and Vanderbilt.

Most schools see Edwards lining up at safety. He’s a good enough athlete to play elsewhere, however. He kicks off for his high school team, plays quarterback, running back, defensive back and stands out on the basketball court.

The recruiting dead period created by the coronavirus concerns is keeping Edwards and other prospects from spring campus visits. He intends to stop at Iowa once the situation opens back up.

“I like that Iowa is different, in a good way. They’re very structured,” he said.

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Foster is building a good connection with Edwards.

“I like coach Foster. That’s my guy. He’s a very personable coach,” Edwards said.

Edwards reports a 3.7 GPA and a 20 on the ACT. He plans on majoring in Athletic Training.

“Choosing a school for me comes down to faith, academics, and family atmosphere. I’d hopefully like to commit by the end of summer,” he said.

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Rivals and 247 rank Edwards as a three-star prospect. The former sees him as the No. 26 athlete nationally in the ’21 cycle. The latter pegs him as the No. 51 safety.

As a junior, Edwards racked up 64 total tackles (51 solo), picked off four passes and broke up five others.

Here’s a look at Edwards’ highlights from last fall:

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