Edwards Flips From Ohio State To Auburn

Auburn flipped the commitment of talented safety Ben Edwards on Saturday as he backed off being a Buckeye to choose the Tigers.

Jacksonville, Fla.--A commitment to the Ohio State Buckeyes, physical safety Ben Edwards grew up watching Auburn football and rooting for the Tigers. On Saturday he made his dream come true of one day playing in the orange and blue when he flipped his commitment from Ohio State to Auburn.

"My family loves it," Edwards said. "We love the family atmosphere. I love the coaches, they are Christian coaches and cool coaches. I click with them. Coach Cheese (Charlie Harbison) is already like a father figure to me. Every time I go there I love it. I feel at home. I feel comfortable and it just feels right. That's why I'm a Tiger. I had to do it. I couldn't wait any more. This is it. I'm done. This is home."

A frequent visitor to Auburn for games last fall, Edwards said something about his Saturday visit spoke volumes to him. With 70,000 people in Jordan-Hare Stadium for a spring game, Edwards said he saw everything in the program he remembered and more.

"It was probably one of the best visits I have been on," Edwards said. "I went there three times and this one by far was the best. My family had a great time. Overall it was a good visit.

"It was just the coaches," he added. "They showed me a lot of love. They expressed their need for me and that meant a lot to me. They talked to me about how much I could help this team and the defense. They showed my parents a lot of love too. They are the only team that really talked to my parents a lot and my parents liked that."

Saying his decision to Auburn is final, Edwards said he's just extremely happy and excited about his future with the Tigers.

"Words can't even explain it," Edwards said. "I grew up loving and watching Auburn football. My dad loved watching Auburn. It's just really a dream come true and I can't wait to play there. I'm just overwhelmed."


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