Ben Edwards, a safety from Jacksonville, Fla., yesterday became the third commitment to Ohio State’s 2015 football recruiting class, announcing his decision on Twitter.
Edwards picked Ohio State over Auburn, Notre Dame, Stanford, Boston College and many others who had made scholarship offers. Bill Kurelic, a recruiting analyst for Bucknuts, said Ohio State coaches probably were excited to get the early commitment.
“Ohio State landed a very underrated prospect — he’s generally considered a three-star right now (by several of the recruiting services), but watch his film and it is outstanding,” Kurelic said. “He is going to hit you; he is going to get to the ball and lay the wood to you.
“And this makes for a great start in Florida for the Buckeyes (who signed just one player, receiver Johnnie Dixon, from Florida this year). They are getting two of the top defensive backs already at this point.”
Those are Jamel Dean, a defensive back from Cocoa, Fla., who committed on Dec. 1. He joined Eric Glover-Williams of Canton, who is designated as an athlete.