Florida is on a roll. Jim McElwain and his staff added their second defensive tackle pledge in two weeks on Thursday when Javier Edwards decided to commit on the spot, after picking up the Gators offer in the afternoon.
The JUCO defensive tackle hails from Texas, and according to National Recruiting Analyst Greg Powers, he can see Edwards fitting right into Geoff Collin's defense.
"Edwards is a giant defensive tackle, who will be a gap plugging and run stop specialist once he arrives on the D1 level and that is also his specialty on the JuCo level," said Powers. "He is one you would love to have on the field in run downs. As he has matured his lateral ability has gotten much better and that is one of the reasons why he has become a more coveted and heavily targeted DT recruit coming out of Blinn."
Powers adds, "watching him play you instantly envision him in an odd-front over the center, but he has shown on tape that he can play and move as the run control component in Blinn's 4-3."
The Gators have seven commits in the 2017 class, including defensive tackle Jordon Scott.
The 6-foot-3, 350-pounder is expected to enroll in January 2017. Edwards' previous offers include: Texas State, UNLV, New Mexico and Tulsa.