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Posted on Wed, Nov 21, 2012 : 9:53 a.m.

Iowa pulls scholarship offer for Chelsea's Berkley Edwards

By Kyle Austin

Chelsea High School running back Berkley Edwards has one fewer option when choosing his college destination.


Berkley Edwards reported Tuesday that Iowa rescinded its scholarship offer for Edwards, citing a text message from Edwards’ father, Stan Edwards.

The school said if Edwards “didn’t choose Iowa by now, he wasn’t coming,” according to Stan Edwards.

According to the site, Edwards’ has two other offers from BCS conference programs: California and Minnesota. But the situation at Cal also got more complicated Tuesday, when the school fired its head coach, Jeff Tedford.

Edwards has seven other offers, all from MAC schools.

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.


Liberty Soule

Wed, Nov 21, 2012 : 9:01 p.m.

Stan needs to learn to keep your mouth shut. Why would you say something that limited your child's opportunities in life. Did they even go visit Iowa. I know they down this year, but Iowa is a great football program and a wonderful school. It's definitely a lot better than the MAC options.

a2 Brute?

Thu, Nov 22, 2012 : 2:07 p.m.

Gotta side with Liberty and Jackson on this one. Stick to hopscotch...


Thu, Nov 22, 2012 : 1:48 p.m.

Oh girl! Read my comment again. Even the partial quote that I put in clearly states that the text came from Stanley Edwards which is exactly what I was saying. What the heck are you talking about? Slow down and read the comments and think about what they are saying before you reply condescendingly.

Silly Sally

Thu, Nov 22, 2012 : 1:32 p.m.

Oops, sticky keyboard, not "our" but "YOUR"

Silly Sally

Thu, Nov 22, 2012 : 1:30 p.m.

Oh, boys, please learn how to read and comprehend. It states, very clearly, that cited a text from Edward's father, not Iowa. @Jackson, if you are going to use quotes, use the entire quote if a partial one will change the meaning, as our usage certainly did. You left off the ", making it appear to be from Iowa, which i was not. Oh, so silly.


Thu, Nov 22, 2012 : 1:12 p.m.

Section six and Robert Granville, I must not have understood what I just read either where it clearly says that, "... Iowa rescinded its scholarship offer for Edwards, citing a text message from Edwards' father, Stan Edwards." How was Iowa's rescinding the offer not caused by his father's actions?

Robert Granville

Thu, Nov 22, 2012 : 12:46 p.m.

You clearly did not understand what you just read. Stan didn't say anything to the Iowa staff according to this report.

Section Six

Thu, Nov 22, 2012 : 12:10 a.m.

Did you even read the story?


Wed, Nov 21, 2012 : 4:37 p.m.

Stan runs the family pr machine.......must not be the best since the Wolverines did not offer......


Wed, Nov 21, 2012 : 4:20 p.m.

I'd love to see him in a Chippewa uniform.


Tue, Nov 27, 2012 : midnight

Me too actually, but I'm sure his people are telling him he's better than that.

Robert Granville

Wed, Nov 21, 2012 : 3:04 p.m.

I, for one, hope he gets a Michigan offer before NSD. Who says he doesn't grow another inch and fill in to a decent back or corner? Stranger offers have gone out.... and he's a legacy.


Thu, Nov 22, 2012 : 1:08 a.m.

He's a legend in his families mind. Not real impressive as a high schooler. Walks to his own beat...


Wed, Nov 21, 2012 : 4:38 p.m.

who cares if he is a legacy.....can he play......