Urban Meyer’s Ohio State Buckeyes went into Meyer’s old stomping ground to land their latest commitment in the class of 2015.
3-star safety Ben Edwards, who attends the Trinity Christian Academy in Jacksonville, Florida, gave his pledge to the Buckeyes on Tuesday.
Bull Kurelic of the 24/7 Sports’ affiliate Bucknuts.com, who spoke with Trinity Christian coach and former Florida State Seminoles’ defensive back Gerard Ross, has the scoop.
The 6-foot-0 and 196-pound Edwards has been recruited by Tim Hinton. When offered a scholarship by Hinton in January Edwards indicated he was very excited and just a couple weeks later has picked the Buckeyes.
Edwards attended the Buckeyes’ camp this past summer with coach Ross and a number of his teammates.
Trinity Christian could be the most loaded school in the country. 5-star cornerback Kevin Toliver II, an LSU Tigers’ commitment, 5-star linebacker Jefferey Holland, who has offers from just about any school you could imagine, 4-star defensive tackle Kendrick Norton, a Florida State Seminoles’ commitment and 3-star cornerback Victor Alexander, who is committed to the UCLA Bruins, all play for Trinity Christian.
Edwards is considered the 20th best safety prospect, 43rd best overall prospect in the state of Florida and the 366th best overall prospect in the class of 2015, according to 24/7 Sports’ composite rankings.
Edwards chose the Buckeyes over offers from the Auburn Tigers, Boston College Eagles, Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets, North Carolina Tar Heels and Stanford Cardinal, among many others.