February 24, 2009

Edwards will attend UW junior day

Bob Bostad has one of the more difficult recruiting jobs on the Wisconsin football staff.

The Badger offensive line coach continuously enters rival territory in search of the some of the top talent in the state of Minnesota, a program on the rise since Tim Brewster took the reigns two seasons ago.

Monday night, BadgerBlitz.com caught up with Lamonte Edwards a 6-foot-2, 215-pound prospect from Woodbury, Minn., to discuss his current recruitment and newly-formed relationship with Bostad.

"I actually spoke with Coach Bostad on Thursday," Edwards said. "He basically wants to get me down to Wisconsin's junior day. We just talked for awhile and got to know each other on more of a personal basis."

Edwards, who already holds a scholarship offer from the Gophers, is also receiving strong interest from both UW and Iowa.

"I'm going to make sure I attend their (Wisconsin) junior day," he explained. "I've never been to Madison before, so I'm excited to see what it's all about."

Listed as an athlete, Edwards has the versatility to play on both sides of the ball at the next level.

"I play mainly running back. On defense I played linebacker but my high school coach has talked about moving me to defensive end," Edwards said. "I told Coach Bostad that I play primarily running back and he said that was fine. He wants me to attend a camp this summer so the staff can evaluate me further."

Although Edwards grew up in the state of Minnesota, he admits all the schools are equal, and that the Gophers do not have the upper hand at this point.

"Honestly, I've never watched too much football," Edwards said. "I didn't grow up rooting for any specific school. Currently, I don't have a favorite. I'm open to everyone."

Wisconsin has currently offered four known Minnesota prospects in the 2010 class: Jimmy Gjere, Seantrel Henderson, Tobi Okuyemi and Beau Allen.

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