Syracuse lands RB Augustus Edwards 

July, 10, 2012
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High three-star Augustus Edwards (Staten Island, N.Y./Tottenville) , a bruising 6-foot-2, 220-pound running back, committed to sign with Syracuse, the New York Post reports.

“The biggest thing was trust from the coaches, playing early and how I get along with the team, how I fit in with the team,” Edwards said. “I want(ed) to get it out of the way. I want to focus on my season.”

Boston College, UConn, Indiana, Maryland, North Carolina State, Pittsburgh, Purdue, Rutgers, Temple, Central Florida, Vanderbilt and Virginia also offered Edwards, who rushed for 995 yards and 10 touchdowns on 146 carries last fall.