Chelsea football player Berkley Edwards commits to Minnesota
Daniel Brenner | AnnArbor.com
Edwards, a senior, can sign his national letter of intent on signing day, Feb. 6.
The commitment is the end of a recruiting process for Edwards that accelerated last week after Iowa rescinded its scholarship offer. Aside from Minnesota, his only other offer from a BCS conference program was from California, which recently fired coach Jeff Tedford.
All of Edwards' other offers were from Mid-American Conference schools.
Edwards is the younger brother of former Michigan wide receiver Braylon Edwards. The elder Edwards was critical of the Michigan coaching staff and its decision not to recruit Berkley Edwards, and echoed that last night on his Twitter page.
As a senior, Edwards rushed for 1,329 yards and 21 touchdowns in the regular season and helped lead the Bulldogs from an 0-3 start to their 15th consecutive playoff appearance. In two years as the Bulldogs’ starter, Edwards has 2,849 yards and 39 touchdowns.
Last week, he was named to the Associated Press Division 3-4 All-State team.