"I just think he made a mature, educated decision," Edwards said, according to Kercheval's tweets. "I'm happy that he's happy."
Switzer, the 2011 Kennedy Award winner as the top high school player in the Mountain State, scheduled a public announcement of the decision for Thursday.
The 5-foot-9, 165-pound product has yet to be given a star rating by Scout.com's evaluators, but the fact that he holds scholarship offers from Arizona, Duke, Florida State, Georgia Tech, Northwestern, Purdue and Wake Forest (in addition to the three finalists) indicates the level of national interest he has drawn.
Switzer performed well in 7-on-7 camps during the summer before his junior season and did little to disappoint afterwards, running for more than 2,700 yards and scoring 45 touchdowns in leading the Patriots to the Class AAA state championship game.