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Safety Mike Edwards on campus but unlikely to play this year

By LARRY VAUGHT

Cincinnati safety Mike Edwards, who was not expected to be at Kentucky until January after undergoing recent shoulder surgery, is now on campus.

Kentucky coach Mark Stoops said today he had yet to see Edwards.

“Matter of fact, they were supposed to stop by here today. He’s here for orientation, so I’ll see him after orientation today,” Stoops said. “So Mike is here, he’s been admitted to school, he’s going through orientation and we’re working through certification. So he’ll be here. That’s good news.

“Whether he helps us this year or is ready to play this year we’ll see. We’ll cross that bridge as it comes, but I’m glad he’s here if nothing else for the future.”

Both Stoops and defensive coordinator D.J. Eliot admitted it would be hard for Edwards to catch up and help the team this year even if he is healthy and even if UK needs depth at safety.

“I think it will be difficult one way or another for him to get on the field this year, missing all of training camp like that,” Stoops said.

“I don’t expect it, no. Miss the whole training camp, it’s tough. At any position. At any position,” Eliot said.

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2 comments

  1. Larry Pup

    Glad Mike is there and on campus. He will be a good one.

  2. Todd

    Unless he’s just a phenom like Blake was coming in I hope he redshirts. The kid has a lot of talent but that shoulder needs time to heal, he needs to get his body and grades right and be ready to battle for Ashley’s spot next year along side Marcus, Blake, Glenn and Darius… The future looks bright for sure….

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