Oklahoma notched a much-needed win on the recruiting path today, as Miguel Edwards announced his commitment to the Sooners on his twitter account. It had been a terrible month for OU, as Bob Stoops and company missed on a number of top targets, including Bryce Bray, Byron Hobbs, Ron Tatum, Cameron Rising, Casey Thompson, Reese Moore, and Josh Proctor, as well as losing two 2019 receivers, Arjei Henderson and Theo Wease to decommitment. It’s hard to overstate how crucial this commitment is, not just from an on the field prospective, but for a momentum and recruiting class prospective for the Sooners.
In regards to my recruitment…….. pic.twitter.com/I5OeGk1W7A
— Miguel Edwards 1️⃣ (@M7era_) April 28, 2017
THE EDWARDS FILE
|Name||Hometown||Position||Position Rank||Star Rating|
|Miguel Edwards||Deerfield Beach, FL||CB||40||⭐⭐⭐|
Edwards is the 6th recruit to join Oklahoma’s 2018 class, a class that I expect to pick up a lot more steam over the next month (hint hint). The Deerfield Beach Florida product picked Oklahoma over a metric ton of other offers, most notably from Alabama, Auburn, Indiana, Iowa State, Mississippi State, North Carolina, West Virginia, Wisconsin, Miami, and many others.
Miami, Wake Forest, and North Carolina were thought of as being the favorites to land Edwards, as most tabbed him as being an ACC player, but Oklahoma sold him on a chance to play early and compete for a championship, something that those other schools he was focusing on really couldn’t offer. Edwards was sold on Oklahoma after his visit to Norman a few weeks ago, from what I’ve heard, and he wants to join his fellow defensive back commit Patrick Fields in being a leader for this class.
The aforementioned had this to say about the commitment, via Scout:
“We have Miguel Edwards. It’s just a matter of time, he’s going to be a big-time addition.”
On the field, Edwards could be very special in Norman. He plays a big position of need for Oklahoma, corner back, and he plays it very well. At 6-foot 160 pounds, he needs to add a little weight, but he’s got great ball skills, and he’s excellent in man coverage. His hands need a little work, but the base is there for Edwards to develop into a stud in Norman, and who knows, maybe someday he’ll hear his name called in the first round of the NFL draft.