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Pitt All 105: DE Sincere Edwards Pushing for Immediate Playing Time

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Pitt defensive end Sincere Edwards.

All 105 is a Pittsburgh Sports Now series profiling each of the 105 members of the Pitt 2024 training camp roster. 

Sincere Edwards, a freshman defensive end from Wekiva in Orlando, Fla.

2023 season: Edwards starred at Wekiva last season, making a major impact all across the defensive line for a Mustangs squad that didn’t win a whole lot of games

Stats: Edwards was a dominant force as a senior at Wekiva, racking 78 tackles (48 solo), 27 tackles for loss, 16 sacks and recovered two fumbles

Camp outlook: Edwards is one of the youngest defensive linemen in the room, arriving from Wekiva in January, and he impressed throughout the spring. He’s going to be in the mix on the outside with the 1s and 2s

Projected role: Edwards has a lot of older ends in front of him, but he’s a dynamic presence off the edge who impressed his teammates and the coaching staff with his blend of speed and power

Sincere Edwards (6-foot-1, 245 pounds) flipped from UCF to Pitt last summer, picking the Panthers over a list of finalists that included Maryland, Penn State, UCF and USF. He also held offers from Arkansas, Cincinnati, Coastal Carolina, Colorado, Duke, FAU, Georgia Tech, Indiana, Iowa State, Kentucky, Louisville, Marshall, Michigan State, Mississippi State, North Carolina State, Purdue, Ole Miss and Utah.

Edwards was an impactful presence at Wekiva as an upperclassman, racking up 116 tackles, 34 tackles for loss and 21 sacks over the last two seasons. And he’s certainly impressing the Pitt coaches now.

“(Edwards is) definitely pushing for (playing time),” Narduzzi said in April. “He’s still learning the defense, too. He still gets confused at times. But for a freshman, he’s a different-level guy right now. He’s got a motor; he’s physical.

“If you guys stood in a line, he’s going to run through you and not care. He’s just going to get after you. That’s what he’s all about. He’s reckless. Some guys, they’re freshmen, they’re cautious, they’re looking around like, ‘Am I allowed to do this?’ The dude’s reckless. He plays reckless. He practices reckless. I can’t wait to see him in a game.”

Nate Matlack, Chief Borders, Jimmy Scott, Bam Brima and David Ojiegbe are all in the mix on the edge with Edwards, and there’s a solid chance that Edwards can work his way into the rotation.

Sandy Schall, Coldwell Banker
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Tom D
Tom D
7 days ago

Welcome to the big time Mr Edwards!! Lets go!

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