While excitement is at an all time high for the Kentucky Wildcats football program, especially with the announcement of Patrick Towles as the starting quarterback yesterday, there has been no short of disappointment for other aspects of the program this offseason. Earlier this summer, Mark Stoops found out that two of his top recruits would be out for the season. Both Darius West and Mike Edwards went down with injuries, causing a blow to the depth of the secondary, a speciality of Stoops. In fact, Edwards was scheduled for surgery and was going to postpone his enrollment at Kentucky altogether. However, with some recent news, this might all change. In a tweet sent out by Mike Edwards himself, some exciting news came out that could potentially help the secondary this season.
No more surgery for me. I’ll be down at UK tomorrow!
— Badger (@M__Edwards7) August 19, 2014
While there is absolutely no guarantee that no surgery means he’ll play this season, it seems encouraging at the least. Especially considering the lack of depth in the secondary, which is in desperate need of some help. Now, just because Edwards is enrolling for class at Kentucky immediately, there is no guarantee that he will play this year. No surgery likely means intensive rehab, meaning he will probably redshirt this season. Even so, this development means that he will have a step on the competition next season, as he will know the playbook and be ready to step in and go full speed when cleared for football activities. This is good news for Mike Edwards, but even better news for Mark Stoops and a thin secondary that could use all the talent and depth it can.