KJ Edwards is a 5’10 165 pound running back that is entering just his sophomore year at Carthage High School. A smart player both on and off the football field having a 3.8 GPA. A very elusive back that shoots through gaps and then is off to the races. He is entering this upcoming season looking to breakout in a big way for the Bulldogs with his homerun ability out of the backfield. The Class of 2026 prospect has a real special future with offers coming in after just two varsity game appearances in his freshman season. He currently holds offers from Nebraska, SMU, Texas Tech, and others.
Here is my interview with KJ Edwards.
When did you start playing football?
I started playing flag football when I was four.
What are some hobbies you like to do outside of school?
I like to run track and workout.
Have you played other sports outside of football?
I run track for Carthage.
What was it like winning state this past year?
It was a great experience.. I had some upperclassman teach me new things. Coach Surratt helped me with the plays and transitioning it to the field.
Is there a NCAA/NFL player that you would compare yourself to?
Keaontay Ingram.. His fast cut backs and vision with the football.
What skills do you have that sets yourself from the others?
My mindset… I feel like I take school more serious than others take it.
Do you have a favorite football moment in your young career?
When we won state this past season
What was it that gave you so much success as a freshman?
The hard work I put in with my pops.
Who pushes you to be better through your football journey?
What are your goals for the next few years?
I want to break the school record for rushing yards in Carthage history.
How do you succeed as a teammate?
I help the others around me with things they aren’t understanding.
Do you have a certain every gameday ritual?
I play some music and then you have to thank the man above.
What are future colleges getting out of you?
A hard working player with a dawg mentality.
How can you improve your game over the next few years?
Break down a lot of film.