Edwards pledges to play for Texas Tech

Findley Prep shooting guard Kyler Edwards verbally committed Sunday to play for the Texas Tech men’s basketball team.

Edwards, a four-star Class of 2018 prospect according to 247Sports, took his official visit to Lubbock over the weekend. He was joined by Class of 2019 San Antonio Wagner point guard Kevin McCullar — son of former Red Raider football standout Kevin McCullar.

“I’ve trained and invested into this game in some of the most uncomfortable circumstances so when the time I could have options,” Edwards wrote in a note he Tweeted on Sunday. “I’m grateful for all programs that have used the resources they felt needed in this recruiting process. On my visit at Texas Tech a vision was shared. A vision I believe I’m excited to be a big part of. Coach Beard and the staff work well together to push their guys (past) their comfort zone and into greatness. … I’m blessed to say I’m a Texas Tech Red Raider.”

Edwards, who is listed at 6-foot-4, 195 pounds, held 29 offers per 247Sports. He whittled those down to Texas Tech and SMU.

The Red Raiders issued a scholarship offer to Edwards — as a combo guard — in April and became a contender following the June unofficial visit. SMU made a late push for Edward’s services, too.

He was originally scheduled to visit Missouri before changing plans to trek to the South Plains, according to Internet reports.

While he was at Arlington Bowie during his junior season, Edwards earned District 4-6A Offensive Player of the Year. He elected to transfer to Findlay Prep, which is located in Henderson, Nev. to finish off his academic and athletic career.

With his pledge, Edwards joins South Plains College forward DeShawn Corprew in the ‘18 Class.

Corprew, who redshirted as a freshman with the Texans, is expected to play one year before joining the Red Raiders this fall. He will have three years of eligibility.

Source: LubbockOnline.com

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