Hyron Edwards’ recruitment continues to take on a Big Ten feel, after the 2015 point guard picked up his third offer Saturday, this time from Illinois. Coach John Groce and his staff extended the offer on an unofficial visit, joining Indiana and Purdue in having officially joined the fray for Edwards’ services.
“The visit went well,” Edwards told 247Sports of his trip to Champaign-Urbana. “I liked it a lot.”
A 5-foot-11, point guard from East Chicago (Ind.) Central, Edwards emerged this summer as one of the hottest prospects in the rising sophomore class.
Playing on an Indiana Elite team that authored a month-long winning streak in the spring and won several tournament titles throughout the summer, Edwards established himself as a promising point guard prospect thanks to his quickness, confidence, passing ability and court vision. Edwards’ persistence also makes him a strong on-ball defender as well.
In addition to his three offers, Edwards has interest from DePaul, Michigan, Missouri, Notre Dame and Michigan State, among other programs. With high school back in, Edwards said he doesn’t have any more visits planned for the time being.