3-Star Safety Brian Edwards Commits To Florida Gators

    Three-star safety Brian Edwards committed to Florida on National Signing Day, giving the Gators their 22nd commit in the 2017 recruiting class.

    February 1, 2017

    Three-star safety Brian Edwards committed to Florida on National Signing Day, giving the Gators their 22nd commit in the 2017 recruiting class. 


    Jim McElwain’s Gators were lining up for a big haul on National Signing Day, and that’s been the case as the National Letters of Intent continue to roll in.

    The latest addition is out of Miramar, Florida, as 3-star prospect Brian Edwards committed to Florida over Miami. The nation’s No. 35-ranked safety is also ranked as the No. 6 safety in the Sunshine State. His decision to head to Gainesville comes on the heels of 4-star cornerback Christopher Henderson’s commitment to the Gators.

    It was believed Florida led for both Edwards and Henderson up until about a week ago, when it appeared the Hurricanes had re-claimed the lead for both South Florida recruits. However, Campus Insiders learned late Tuesday night that the arrows for both Henderson and Edwards had flipped back and were pointing toward the Gators.

    McElwain’s team now has 22 total commits in the cycle and has moved up to No. 12 in the 2017 recruiting class rankings.

    Florida had fallen outside of the top 30 when 4-star cornerback Elijah Blades backed off his commitment just over a week ago. However, on Saturday, the Gators picked up pledges from 4-star cornerback Brad Stewart and 3-star linebacker Nick Smith. A day later, they flipped 3-star safety Donovan Stiner from Houston.

    With Teez Tabor, Marcus Maye and Quincy Wilson all headed to the NFL Draft, Florida has some quality defensive backs on the way — including Wilson’s younger brother, Marco, one of three 4-star cornerback commits.

    Note: Scout rankings, ratings and photos used in this article.

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