Bryan Edwards is making himself at home in Columbia, but it won’t be long before the freshman South Carolina receiver is on the move again.
Edwards leaves Wednesday for the U.S. Army All-American Bowl in San Antonio, Texas, after a quick move-in process at USC. The Conway High product, still recovering from a meniscus injury, won’t play in the all-star contest but will still be a part of the festivities and receive a bevy of new clothing and athletic gear.
“I get to come out and experience the game and experience some of the events they get to go to,” he said.
Edwards is one of six prospects who are enrolling this month at USC. The four-star prospect originally committed to Steve Spurrier’s staff, decommitted in November and then joined the fold again under Will Muschamp.
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Edwards, a Mr. Football finalist, suffered a season-ending meniscus tear in his right knee in late October. He caught 53 passes for 969 yards and nine touchdowns as a senior at Conway and finished his high school career with 188 catches for 2,562 yards and 32 scores.
He was named to the Shrine Bowl roster and U.S. Army game, which is played at 1 p.m. Saturday on NBC.
The goal for his knee, Edwards said, is to be healed up in time from him to be part of USC’s spring practice in March.
“The knee is coming along real good,” he said. “I’m about to start running again. By the time spring football comes around, I should be easing my way back into practice and be full go.”