Miami Prospect Profile: RB Augustus Edwards

Let's take a closer look at the prospects for Miami's 2013 recruiting class. Today, we look at running back Augustus Edwards.

Augustus Edwards -- Tottenville HS (Staten Island, NY)

Scout Ranking: 3-star and No. 38 RB

Measurables: 6-foot-1 and 210 pounds with 4.6 speed

2011 Stats: He finished his junior season with 1,350 yards and 14 touchdowns for a team that went 10-2.

What they're saying: "We're very close," said Edwards, a 2013 running back prospect. "We keep in touch through text messages. We do live over a bridge, he lives in Brooklyn and I live in Staten Island, but we always keep in touch and always talk recruiting. We plan on going to the same school." -- Edwards on friend and 4-star DE Ebenezer Ogundeko, who has cut his list down to Syracuse, Notre Dame, and Florida

Recruiting Status: He told Scout following his offer from Miami that he'd like to visit the school before making a decision but is now saying that his four finalists are Syracuse, Maryland, N.C. State, and Virginia.

What he's saying about Miami: "Miami just offered me and I'd like to get down there and check them out."

Miami angle: Edwards claims the Hurricanes came to see him at his school on two occasions during the spring evaluation period and then says they offered him last week. It doesn't seem to matter much, as he doesn't have Miami listed as one of his finalists. Still, it indicates the Canes are still looking for another big back in this year's recruiting class.


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