Last week, Miami announced that Augustus Edwards would be transferring out of the program to play the final year of his college career elsewhere. Edwards, a former three-star running back in the class of 2013, ran for 977 yards and 12 touchdowns while averaging 5.25 yards per carry during his career with the Hurricanes.
He had three career 100-yard games, including a 115-yard, two touchdown performance against Virginia Tech in 2014.
A source close to Edwards tells Scout that Edwards loved his time and his teammates at Miami. He also loved head coach Mark Richt and the rest of the Hurricanes' coaches, but he is ready to come home.
That means playing in the northeast, according to the source. Edwards became a father earlier this month, and would like to be close to family for support. Playing somewhere close to home would also allow him to play near friends and family.
His girlfriend and son will move with him, according to the source.
Which schools could be potential landing spots for Edwards given his location criteria? Several could be on the list.
Schools like Boston College, Connecticut, Pittsburgh, Rutgers, Syracuse and Temple fit as northeast programs that would allow Edwards to be much closer to family. Each of those schools extended scholarship offers out of high school.
The aforementioned schools' interest in Edwards, however, is not known at this time.
Being from Staten Island, Rutgers would be the closest school to his home town. Also of note, Edwards was once committed to Syracuse before Doug Marrone left as the Orange head coach to take the same job with the Buffalo Bills. Edwards then chose Miami over Florida State.
Stick with Scout for the latest on Edwards' transfer recruitment.