Deon Edwards Submits NLI - 6:01 a.m.
Deon Edwards | Safety | 6-1, 200 | Clermont, Fla. (Lake Minneola HS) | Twitter: @Edwards2Dede
A consensus three-star by ESPN, Rivals, Scout and 247Sports … Ranked as a top 75 safety in the class by ESPN, 247Sports and Scout with a best of No. 49 by ESPN … Tabbed the No. 113 player in the state of Florida by ESPN … Listed as the No. 115 player in the state by 247Sports … Three-star ESPN ranking came with a grade of 77 … Named Daily Commercial All-Area Defensive Player of the Year … Earned Class 7A Associated Press All-State third team honors … Finished senior year with 115 total tackles, including 13 for loss, three pass breakups and one interception … Helped lead Lake Minneola and head coach Walter Banks to a 6-4 record … As a junior, had 73 tackles, including 10 for loss, one sack and one interception in only eight games … Tallied 64 total tackles, including one for loss, one sack and seven interceptions as a sophomore … Has a 34-inch vertical jump … Also played basketball … Chose Arkansas over South Carolina, Missouri, Louisville, North Carolina State, South Florida and Indiana.
Born on December 5, 1997 … Son of Dwayne Edwards and Lisa Jordan … Volunteers at the local homeless shelter and his church … Reads to children at Grassy Lake Elementary School and helps coach a Pop Warner football team … Enjoys reading, fishing and gardening.