Iowa offers scholarship to ex-Michigan WR Braylon Edwards' brother, Berkley, a Chelsea RB
Story was revised to add information on a running back commit.
Earlier this spring, Braylon Edwards wondered aloud why no one inside the Michigan football program had taken serious interest in his brother, Chelsea High School running back Berkley Edwards.
Well, Brady Hoke still hasn't made a formal offer to the younger Edwards, but a team with a former Michigan standout on its staff has.
According to Scout.com's Allen Trieu, the University of Iowa formally offered Berkley Edwards on Wednesday.
The offer comes from a coaching staff that currently features Braylon Edwards' former Wolverine position coach, Erik Campbell.
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"Soup," of course, is a nickname for Campbell -- who earned four letters at Michigan from 1984-87 before spending 13 seasons (1995-07) on former coach Lloyd Carr's coaching staff.
Berkley Edwards -- a 5-foot-8, 176-pound all-purpose back -- was a member of the AnnArbor.com Dream Team as a junior last season, joining 2012 Michigan recruit Drake Johnson of Pioneer High School in the backfield.
At Chelsea a year ago, Edwards scampered for 1,520 yards and 18 touchdowns on 269 carries.
Scout.com currently rates Edwards as a three-star player, and the No. 64 overall running back in the 2013 class. Rivals.com, meanwhile, also rates Edwards as a three-star -- and spots him as the No. 9 all-purpose back in the 2013 group.
Presently, Michigan holds the consensus top-ranked recruiting class in America, a group that features 21 pledges.
The only halfback currently committed to the class is Howland (Ohio) High School back Deveon Smith -- who is ranked as a four-star prospect by Scout.com, and the seventh-best running back in America.
Detroit Catholic Central four-star athlete Wyatt Shallman is also a member of Michigan's 2013 class. Shallman plays defensive line and fullback at Catholic Central, but is expected to play offense in college. Scout.com rates him as the No. 2 fullback in America.