One QB in, One QB out
For those of you still in school, I hope you had a good first day of the semester. I actually had a class cancelled on the first day, how’s about that? Anyway, the start of a new semester brings a new update to the UTSA football roster. Most of these are familiar names– JUCO commits, walk-ons that we’re all aware of, or guys reinstated to the team after addressing academic issues. One new name sticks out though, even if it is at a position with some seriously stiff competition.
Stepping in to compete for whatever playing time Ryan Polite (who I failed to memorialize in a timely manner) might have received in a post-Soza 2014 is a Texan quarterback with Division I experience. Jace Edwards is a 6’2″, 200 lb pro style type with a good bit of mobility. Hailing from Midland Lee where he was a three year starter, Edwards started five games (2-3 record) as a redshirt freshman at James Madison before their senior starter returned from a suspension. Unfortunately Edwards fell on hard times after returning to the back up role as he missed the spring football season due to shoulder surgery. He also ran into some type of disciplinary problems and was set to be suspended for a game in 2013. Browsing CAA and JMU message boards for a while leads to me believe that Edwards is a fairly able quarterback that would have seen good playing time if not started in 2013 if senior Justin Thorpe did not receive a six year of eligibility. Edwards seems to have some character issues, if message board hacks are to be believed, though the fact that he played through a shoulder injury as a freshman certainly speaks volumes. Peculiarly enough, Edwards is listed as a junior on the roster. While FCS to FBS transfers must sit out a year, Edwards should still be listed as a redshirt sophomore by my count. Anyways, the kid has some talent and most likely was not offered a scholarship. Bring him aboard.
A UTSA alumnus that has been cast away to Austin, Jared enjoys live music and a craft beer. He thinks four verts is the best play in football but loves a QB sneak on fourth and inches. Twitter