Former Tennessee defensive back Mike Edwards has enrolled at Texas Southern, according to his Twitter account on Wednesday.
Edwards, who was dismissed from UT on Nov. 16 after being charged with attempted armed robbery, said he will wear jersey No. 5. Since Texas Southern is not a Football Bowl Subdivision school, Edwards will be available to play in 2010 and has three years of eligibility remaining.
He pleaded guilty Jan. 14 to a reduced charge of reckless endangerment in a plea arrangement that allowed him to maintain a pristine record if he stays out of trouble for two years.
Edwards was one of two players dismissed for their role in a botched holdup Nov. 12 at the Pilot convenience store on Cumberland Avenue. Freshman receiver Nu'Keese Richardson also was dismissed and has enrolled at Hampton. Freshman defensive back Janzen Jackson was reinstated after the charge against him was dropped.
Edwards signed with UT in February 2009 from Glenville High School in Glenville Academic Campus in Cleveland, Ohio.