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