Ohio State Commit Visiting Auburn For A-Day

Talented safety prospect and Ohio State commitment Ben Edwards discusses his upcoming trip to Auburn for Saturday's A-Day game.

Jacksonville, Fla.--A commitment to the Ohio State Buckeyes, three-star safety Ben Edwards from Trinity Christian School is using his spring to make sure of his decision and that means checking out schools he's still interested in. One of those is the Auburn Tigers.

A frequent visitor to the Plains since last summer, Edwards was at several games this past fall and has already built a strong relationship with Auburn coaches Charlie Harbison and Rodney Garner. Hoping to play early on the next level, he said that this weekend is something he's looking forward to because he'll get a chance to see good friends and also to scout the Tigers' defense.

"I'm excited to get back up there," Edwards said. "I always have fun when I go up there, being around the coaches and players. I'm excited to watch the game because I want to see what they do with the safeties and everything. I'm just excited to go up there this weekend."

Expected to take the trip along with talented teammates Jeff Holland and Kevin Toliver, Edwards said one of the reasons he wants to get back to Auburn is to continue to build his relationship with the coaching staff.

While he's a Buckeye right now, Auburn was an early favorite for Edwards because of his strong interest in the Tigers. That's something that remains and he said it will be good to see everyone once again.

"When I committed, the week after that I really didn't talk to anybody but Ohio State," Edwards said. "I waited about two weeks and then I started calling coaches again. I have a good relationship with Coach Cheese and Coach Garner. I talk to them about every week now. They are good coaches and keep it real with you. They are good Christian coaches and I like that. I'm really comfortable with them."

In addition to Ohio State and Auburn, Edwards said he's also keeping in contact with Notre Dame, UCLA, North Carolina and Stanford at the moment and he continues to try to make the most informed decision possible when the time comes.

"I'm just making sure of everything," Edwards said. "I'm committed, but I'm still looking a little bit at certain schools. I'm not looking at a lot of schools. I'm committed to Ohio State, but I'm keeping it open because you never know what might happen."

Edwards and his teammates plan to visit several schools again this summer. That will include another visit to the Auburn campus. He added that he plans to take all five of his official visits next fall.


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