D9and10Sports.com is highlighting returning high school student-athletes this summer. The year in school listed next to the athlete’s name is the year the athlete is entering this fall.
Luke Edwards – Wilmington – Senior
Parents Names: Father Earl Edwards
Mother Ann Edwards
Sports Played: Football, track, and basketball
Siblings: Sister (20)
Social Media Handles: Twitter – @LukEdwards_3
2020-21 Highlights: Football Hudl – Junior SZN Highlights 6´0 195 – Luke Edwards highlights – Hudl
Track 1st in 4 x 100 in district 3rd in state
100 meter dash 7th place in district
200 meter dash 4th place in district
Started on the varsity basketball team
College Athletics plan if applicable: I plan on playing football in college anywhere that gives me the opportunity.
Q&A With Luke Edwards
D9and10Sports: How did you first get involved in sports and did you like it?
A: My first experience in sports was actually soccer. I always played up with older kids and on travel; teams across the country until 8th grade when I knew I wanted to focus on football.
D9and10Sports: Who has been your biggest influence in life and why?
A: My biggest influence in my life has been my father because he is my role model a working man that always puts his family first.
D9and10Sports: What is your favorite high school sports memory?
A: My favorite high school sports memory would have to be my sophomore year. We were playing Hickory at Hickory on their senior night and I intercepted a pass on the opening drive so it was pretty hype.
D9and10Sports: What is your favorite social media platform and why?
A: I Am not a big social media guy but it would definitely have to be Twitter because it has helped with my recruitment a lot and can help you connect with more people than other platforms.
D9and10Sports: What would someone who is meeting you for the first time be surprised to find out about you?
A: Someone meeting me for the first time would be surprised at how much I love the game of football and the preparation it takes to be good. A lot of kids say this is their life and they grind but I actually obsess over it. I don’t do anything to jeopardize it.
D9and10Sports: If there was one period in history you could go back to, what would it be and why?
A: That is a tough question but I would have to say the late 1800s like the old west because I’m a big fan of western movies.
D9and10Sports: What will you tell your kids someday about living through the COVID-19 pandemic?
A: I will tell my kids that it was not all bad because it gave people a different perspective. For example, it allowed people to spend a lot of time with their families. For example, college students had to move back home and that might be the last time they live with their families full time.
D9and10Sports: What is your ideal place to live? Country, City, Suburb and why?
A: My ideal place would be to live in the country on some land to hunt, ride dirt bikes, stuff like that kinda like where I live now.
D9and10Sports: Is there anything you wish we would have asked you? If so, what is the answer?
A: Something I wish you would have asked was where do I see myself in 5 years? I would say that I want to use football to help pay for my education to get a degree and I just need a school that believes in me to give me that chance and that is what I am chasing.