Edwards Focused on Three

Tottenville (Staten Island, N.Y.) running back Augustus Edwards reopened his recruitment after Syracuse coach Doug Marrone left for the NFL. Focused on three schools with three weeks until National Signing Day, Edwards discussed the latest in his recruitment.

Syracuse is not completely out for one-time running back commit Augustus Edwards, but three other schools are in serious consideration, said the Tottenville (Staten Island, N.Y.) three-star prospect.

Edwards named Rutgers, Florida State and Miami as the three schools he is "seriously considering." He will take official visits to Florida State, Rutgers and Miami the next three weekends with a targeted decision date close to National Signing Day.

"I'm excited," Edwards said. "They're all good schools."

Syracuse, earlier today, lost multiple assistant coaches to Doug Marrone's Buffalo Bills staff, including running backs coach Tyrone Wheatley. Wheatley was heavily involved during the initial recruitment of Edwards.

Rutgers continued recruiting Edwards after his Syracuse commitment. He attended a summer camp with the rest of Tottenville and received a visit from the coaching staff this week.

The proximity to home and strength of schedule make Rutgers an "exciting choice," Edward said.

"[I like] that my parents could see me play," Edwards said. "Also [I like] that they'll have a conference change to the Big Ten."

The 6-foot-1, 210-pound prospect is being recruited as both a running back and fullback by the schools in contention.

At Rutgers, Edwards sees an opportunity to play early with Jawan Jamison's early departure to the NFL and lack of depth behind starting tailback Savon Huggins.

"It gives me a chance to come in and compete," Edwards said.

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