Miami expects several players to make commitments this weekend during Mark Richt‘s Paradise Camp.
It was not a surprise Brian Edwards was the first.
Edwards, a 6-foot-3, 180-pound defensive back at Fort Lauderdale-St. Thomas Aquinas, committed on Friday, according to multiple reports (247Sports was first to report).
He told 247Sports he chose Miami over Florida and Syracuse. He plans to take official visits to those three schools, Mississippi State and Louisville.
Miami’s 2017 class now has 16 commits and is ranked 11th nationally by 247Sports (14th by Rivals).
Also expected to commit this weekend, according to multiple recruiting websites: wide receiver Evidence Njoku, the brother of UM tight end David Njoku, and offensive lineman Zalontae Hillery, the teammate of four-star Miami commit (and class ambassador) DeeJay Dallas.
Edwards, a three-star recruit (four, per Rivals), reportedly plays cornerback and safety. He joins four-star Christopher Henderson and safety Billy Gibson Jr. in UM’s future defensive backfield.
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