If Hyron Edwards understands just how big of an in-state recruit he is in the Class of 2015, he sure doesn't show it.
A 5-foot-10 point guard with shooting guard abilities, Edwards is being pursued by both Indiana and Purdue as a floor leader down the road.
While he admits the recruitment process has become stressful despite just a few months from beginning his senior year of high school, the laid-back Edwards displays a relaxed demeanor on the floor.
Edwards is rated as a four-star prospect by Rivals.com, a national Internet recruiting service. He is ranked No. 100 in the latest Class of 2015 Rivals150.
Indiana and Purdue have both offered and are expected to get visits in the near future, but interest has increased significantly from the West Coast. Edwards recently was contacted by UNLV and said he plans to take a visit soon when his Indiana Elite AAU team makes its way out west.
“They just like my style of play and everything,” said Edwards about UNLV.
Edwards also hopes to visit Cal sometime this summer, with new coach Cuonzo Martin and the Golden Bears also enquiring about the point guard. Martin had been recruiting Edwards when he was coach at Tennessee.
Despite being a tad undersized, Edwards makes up for it with quickness and the ability to create off the dribble. The early judgment on Edwards was that he was an inconsistent shooter, but he has worked to rectify that deficiency.
Edwards has shown improved outside shooting on the AAU circuit this season as well as in the Indiana All-Star Series. He scored 16 points in Monday's loss to the Indiana Senior All-Stars in an exhibition in Logansport.
While interest continues to grow in Edwards from out of the region, he hopes to solidify his college choice by the end of July. He hopes to go on several visits between now and then to help narrow the field.
“Once I get some more offers, I am going to narrow it down,” Edwards said.
The incessant number of phone calls and texts has Edwards wanting to select a college before school begins so he can enjoy his senior year.
“I am getting kind of tired of it now,” Edwards said.
Some would say the pressure is on Edwards to stay in-state and help either Purdue or Indiana return to prominence. But the ever-relaxed senior-to-be isn't sweating it.
“I am just going for the best college for me and my parents, “said Edwards about the recruiting process. “I'm just kind of waiting it out right now.”