Next Monday Total Blue Sports will be down at LaVell Edwards Stadium to join Tom Lemming, who will be conducting some interviews with some of Utah’s top football players. One of those players in attendance will be Bingham High School wide receiver Mike Edmunds.
“I think it will be a great opportunity for me to go down and kind of hang out and talk with some of the top recruits in the state,” said Edmunds.
Scout’s very own Chris Fetters, who has Utah in his recruiting coverage area, is also hoping to be there for the occasion. The list of possible recruit attendees will more than likely include John Martinez, Xavier Su’afilo, Craig Bills, Adam Timo, Mike Edmunds, L.T. Filiaga and Remington Peck, among others.
“It’s going to be a lot of fun for all of us,” said Edmunds. “We’ll be able to get our pictures taken and do all of these interviews.”
The three Bingham High School athletes were invited to play in the American Classic Bowl, which will be held inside the Super Dome in New Orleans next January 1.
“I think it will be a good opportunity for me, as well as two of my teammates in Remington Peck and L.T. Filiaga,” said Edmunds of the American Classic Bowl.
In addition, Bingham High School head coach Dave Peck has been selected to be a coach in the American Classic Bowl.
Next year Bingham should once again be in contention for a state title. Edmunds talked about how the Miners are progressing, and what players he feels will make an impact on next year’s team.
“This year I think Remington [Peck] will have a big impact at tight end,” said Edmunds. “I think he’ll do really well at that spot with Austin Holt having graduated.
“Having L.T, Filiaga manning the middle of the defense, I think we should be fine there.
“Our new quarterback Jake Soffe should do well and I feel really comfortable with him. I think he’ll do a really good job calling the plays and think he’ll be a good leader out there on the field.
“Now, one of our offensive linemen Talai [Livai], from what I know, has been kicking some butt down at these combines. I hear he is doing well and should be good for us this year.
“Everyone is looking really good in the weight room and gaining in strength. Talai is looking really good and another one of our linemen, Tuni Kanuch, squatted 545 the other day at the Utah power lifting meet.”
The power lifting meet Edmunds referred to was won by the Bingham athletes.
“I wasn’t able to compete in that because I had a baseball game, but we brought home the trophy,” said Edmunds. “It’s kind of the state championship of weight lifting, and we just hold the trophy in our gym. All the schools come and they bring the best team they can put together and they compete.
“They have a scoring system, and I know it’s very competitive. We did really well and took first place. I know Talai [Livai] was involved with that and I know Tuni Kanuch was as well as Derek Tuimauga and Nick Ray, because they’re still in school. We had a lot of guys compete and there are weight classes and stuff like that. I know Talai did really well for the heavyweight division.”
Edmunds is currently involved with the Bingham High School baseball team and is working hard in the weight room in preparation for football. On the football recruiting front, Edmunds is still hearing from BYU, as well as other schools.
“Everything’s going good,” he said. “I’m working hard in my power lifting class, trying to get my strength up and [keep] myself conditioned. I just recently spoke to Coach Doman a few times.
“I’m getting a lot of letters from Stanford, Washington, Washington State, Colorado and UNLV. As far as BYU goes, I’m still having conversations with Coach Doman when we can, and we talk about things and how things are going and stuff like that.”