Edwards Decommits

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Football Recruiting
Safety Ben Edwards Decommits from Ohio State, Flips to Auburn
By Tony Gerdeman

COLUMBUS, Ohio — The 2015 Ohio State recruiting class has lessened by one with the decommitment of safety Ben Edwards on Saturday. Edwards flipped his non-binding verbal commitment to Auburn while on a visit there this weekend.

"Today was nice, the coaches showed me love and I enjoyed my visit," Edwards told AuburnSports.com on Saturday

"It's one of the best visits I've been on. I'm a Tiger. The coaches showed me love, they expressed their need for me. I can help this team on defense. We love the family atmosphere. The coaches are Christian coaches and cool coaches. Every time I come I feel at home. I feel comfortable. It feels right, that's why I'm a Tiger. I had to do it, I couldn't wait anymore."

The decommitment comes as absolutely no surprise as Edwards proclaimed Auburn as his leader shortly before committing to Ohio State. Then shortly after committing to OSU, he announced that he would continue taking visits to other schools.

Edwards, from Jacksonville, Florida, is ranked the #6 safety in the nation per Rivals.

The Ohio State 2015 recruiting class now stands at just two players: slot receiver Eric Glover-Williams and cornerback Jamel Dean.

With three sophomore safeties in Tyvis Powell, Vonn Bell and Cameron Burrows on the roster, as well as the two incoming freshmen Erick Smith and Malik Hooker, landing a safety in the 2015 class isn't a necessity.

That doesn't mean the OSU coaches will just close up shop, however. We'll take a look at the safety possibilities in Sunday's Recruiting Rundown.


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