Berkley Edwards has maize and blue in his blood. His father Stan played running back and fullback for the team from 1977-1981, making second team All-Big Ten. His older brother Braylon parlayed a fantastic Michigan career into being the third pick in the 2005 NFL Draft.
However, his college career started with another Big Ten program. Berkeley Edwards played football and ran track at the University of Minnesota for three years to start his career.
In two years with the Gophers, he compiled 193 total yards from scrimmage and two touchdowns. He wound up transferring to Central Michigan after two years, sitting out in 2016, but playing for the Chippewas in 2017. There, he served primarily as a kick returner, taking 20 kicks for 336 yards.
Now, he has been granted a sixth year eligibility, and will spend it in Ann Arbor as a graduate transfer.
According to 247Sports, Berkley Edwards will transfer to Michigan.
The recruiting site's Michigan page "The Michigan Insider" reported the news overnight.
Nearly four decades after Stan Edwards donned the winged helmet as a running back and fullback, and 14 years since his son Braylon starred in Ann Arbor as a college football’s top wideout, another Edwards is heading to Michigan to earn his letterman jacket. The Michigan Insider has learned that Berkley Edwards was recently granted a sixth year of eligibility by the NCAA and will transfer to Michigan to attend graduate school and join the football team as a walk on.
The report goes on to say that he will likely compete for the third-string running back spot for the Wolverines. He may also factor into the kick return game.
Edwards definitely has speed. At Minnesota, he finished fourth in the Big Ten in the 60-meter dash, with a time of 6.77 seconds.