Canes offer in-state safety

The Hurricanes just landed a commitment from one of the state's premier safety prospects. And now they've offered another one. Read on to learn more about him, and what Miami's chances are heading into the season.

Ben Edwards from Trinity Christian in Jacksonville told Scout the Canes just offered him a scholarship. That's been one of the state's premier programs over the last several years, and features one of the most talented senior classes in the entire country this year.

Nike numbers from the spring:

5-11/192
4.77/40
4.47/shuttle
30-inch vert

He committed to Auburn early on but backed off that after a lot of other schools started coming after him. He now has offers from schools like North Carolina, Louisville, Penn State, Ohio State, and now Miami. He's being recruited like a solid three-star prospect.

Recruiting Jacksonville has never been easy for Miami. They've done a better job of it lately but landing Edwards won't be easy. I've said before that I believe before getting a couple of the top kids in Jacksonville they must start by landing some mid-level prospects (like Edwards is). He's been to Miami before (with a group of teammates) but it's too early to tell how much legitimate interest he has.

The Canes have one safety commit (Jaquan Johnson) and will likely add one more to this class before it's done. With Carlton Davis recently choosing Ohio State and Shawn Becker-Burgess still committed to Alabama, Edwards is now right at the top of the list for in-state safety prospects for Miami.


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